Postcard from HK frontline: Why a student throws bricks at police

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'We are not trying to overthrow the government or cut ourselves off from China. But we fight for our rights; democracy was promised as part of 'one country, two systems'.'

He has participated in violent confrontations with the police since early June, when unrest erupted over a now-suspended extradition bill. The movement then morphed into a broader pro-democracy campaign."I do want to apologise to the tourists but at the same time I do feel it is the lack of response from the government pushing us to pursue more aggressive means.""It is very important people are willing to fight for what they deserve.

""I was born in 1997, the year Hong Kong was returned to China. I always knew that when I turn 50 Hong Kong will become a part of China. But the problem is we are already becoming that.""When I am on the frontline I feel scared but also I feel that extreme passion of wanting to cause something to happen. You don't know when a rubber bullet might hit you or when tear gas might explode near you or when police may catch you.

 

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