Cityscape as Oppressor
This chapter discusses how, as much as the hyper dense, pedestrian, and mass-transit-friendly city enables and amplifies protest, the cityʼs infrastructure and environment has also been used by the dominant forces against its dissidents in efforts to discourage, demoralize, and deny their claims. This includes the targeting of religious groups banned on the mainland but allowed to practice in Hong Kong, the increasingly heavy handed police surveillance of protestors and demonstrations, and use protest exclusion areas and zones to deter and degrade the visibility and voice of Hong Kongʼs increasingly tumultuous political environment.
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