What choice do Hong Kong protesters have when the options are the PLA or dictator-in-the-making Carrie Lam?

Commentaries and Op-eds October 9, 2019, South China Morning Post

Born, raised and educated to university level in Hong Kong, I returned to the city on September 27, just before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, so that I can support my home in person, witness the crisis engulfing the city for five months, listen to views from across the socio-economic spectrum, and gather documentary evidence for my academic and policy research. I also did not want to be a fraud or a coward, commenting on my home in the comfort of a foreign land.

I exercised my Hong Kong Basic Law rights to freedom of association, assembly, procession and demonstration on September 28 and 29, and October 1, 5 and 6. The Basic Law is the superior law in Hong Kong’s constitutional order, and its authority derives from Article 31 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China. My exercise of my Basic Law rights and freedoms is not dependent on the indulgence of the Hong Kong police in the form of a letter of no objection.

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