The images from Hong Kong last Friday night made an indisputable statement. Tens of thousands of civil servants—generally not a societal subset known for rabble rousing—filled the streets in peaceful protest. “Hong Kong has always been well behaved and enjoys a high degree of freedom,” the government workers said in an open letter to beleaguered Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. “It is a pity that we have seen extreme oppression.”
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