Activists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand have formed a novel international alliance to defy authoritarian rule
The language, the demands and the backdrop were different, but the protests across central Bangkok last week would have looked familiar to anyone who followed the mass demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong for a year from June 2019.
Crowds of young protesters, dressed in black and wearing hard hats, poured through the streets to locations announced at the last minute on social media. As the police closed in and the protesters prepared for confrontation, hand gestures and human chains ensured supplies including protective masks and water reached the front lines.
Some Thai protesters see not only a shared goal of democracy but a shared enemy in BeijingContinue reading...