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An eye for an eye in the liberation of Hong Kong.

Updated: Nov 19, 2021, 2019 In the midst of clashes between police and protestors in Hong Kong, a young woman was shot in her right eye by police with a gas canaster, requiring extensive surgery the success of which only time will tell. Since then, her eye has become a symbol of struggle, of protest, for the youth of Hong Kong. Across continents, young people from Hong Kong and those who join in solidarity with them, close their online video calls by covering their right eye with their hand. Her injury has served to fortify and broaden the struggle, focusing it on police brutality as well as Communist Chinese hegemony. Within days, thousands of protestors had swarmed one of the world’s busiest airports, the Hong Kong International, chanting, “an eye for an eye.”

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