What began as a protest against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong has rapidly spiraled into one of the worst political crises to confront the Chinese city. As the movement enters its fifth month, violence has continued to escalate in the streets of what once was a bustling cosmopolitan city.     It is difficult to not feel disillusioned as a Hong Konger. To watch one’s city descend into flames and chaos through belligerent confrontations between law enforcement and the public is an experience that is surreal for many amongst the 7.4 million inhabiting one of the world’s leading financial centres. …

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