After months of protests by the citizens of Hong Kong, yet another line was crossed by the Chinese government. Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong were under seige on Tuesday night following the arrests of five students the day prior. This escalation in the violence by the Hong Kong police against the future of the city is something that we should have expected.
Political change is brought about by those who fight for the change they wish to see in the world, personally I applaud these students for there fight, but its impossible to see where this is headed. Will there be even more violent crackdowns or peace?
A quote that stands out for me was this one by a student.
“One thing that people have realized is that the protests, the movement, the conflict, is unavoidable,” Gabriel Fung, a 19-year-old second-year student at the University of Hong Kong, said. “It’s going to reach you wherever you are at some point.”