continúa la resistencia libertaria en Hong Kong

The Hong Kong police using a water cannon on Sunday to disperse protesters in Causeway Bay.   Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Hong Kong protests resume, as do clashes

Thousands of demonstrators streamed into some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighborhoods on Sunday in the city’s largest street mobilization in months. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon.
The protest underscored the outrage of residents after Beijing on Friday proposed new security laws that would tighten its control over Hong Kong.
The proposals, which were unveiled at the opening of the National People’s Congress, also highlighted the challenges facing the pro-democracy movement. Attendance was far lower compared with the huge rallies in 2019 against a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Some protesters feel more hopeless and afraid.
The police have shown that they plan assertive action to stop mass gatherings from gaining force.
Quote of note: “I wouldn’t use optimistic,” one resident said of her outlook on the protests. “But I would say that if we do not insist, we will not see hope. It’s because we insist, that hope will remain out there.”

Analysis: President Xi Jinping’s move against Hong Kong has echoes of President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 — a brash move by an autocratic leader risking international condemnation to resist what he sees as foreign encroachment, Steven Lee Myers, our Beijing bureau chief, writes.