Meet the forces behind Hong Kong's historic protests

  • Published: 18 September 2019
  • How do you turn an entire city into a protest movement? Dateline meets the organisers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests. We see how they plan civil unrest, unravel why they are doing it, and find out why the protest movement is taking a new turn.

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  • Shoulder To Shoulder Collectibles

    Historically the price of freedom has been deadly. If you want freedom, you have to be ready to sacrifce all. That is how the nations of the 1st world were founded and defended. Better to be a dead freedom fighter than an alive serf .... If that is the way you feel then "that simplifies the situation" ... so put up or shut up!

    • Davibes TV
      Davibes TV  2 weeks back

      Can every country have peace for at least one second?

      • Alexandre Galin
        Alexandre Galin  2 weeks back

        To answer the guy at 19 mn who starts whining and says when the students will be middle aged they ll become slaves in 2047, does he actually think they re at this moment free in Hong Kong ? Where housing is the most expensive in the world ,wages are low in a very competitive society? I ve got news for you buddy. You re already a slave. Whether you re in a communist or capitalist system Doesn't change a damn thing. This freedom speech is so lame and old and frankly very naive. If you look at youngsters living in Shanghai they don t seem to be oppressed, they just put up with it and focus on their lives. This ideological bullshit has to stop.

        • 盧德華 Dehoa Lu
          盧德華 Dehoa Lu  3 weeks back

          Arrest and send them all to labor camp, its where they belong. Deport any government officials who have foreign citizens.

        • C Alex
          C Alex  1 months back

          I am half way through. And this is a very fair documentary. The reporter has a skeptical mind.

          • stormarea51
            stormarea51  1 months back

            Go gen z!

            • Yolo Yolo
              Yolo Yolo  2 months back

              HK protestor set a man on fire alive,just because He disgread with them....So sad...

              • Yolo Yolo
                Yolo Yolo  2 months back

                Where is this man's Justice when hitting by HK Young protestor?where is his freedome and democracy?

                • Eykeo
                  Eykeo  2 months back


                  • ExMachina SC2
                    ExMachina SC2  2 months back

                    The protesters have turned into Rioters. let them destroy the HK economy, once it is destroyed, Beijing blockades Hong Kong, and initiates martial law throughout the city.

                    • Luna Valentina
                      Luna Valentina  2 months back

                      Plot twist: it's a telegram ad

                      • Mabel Chan
                        Mabel Chan  2 months back


                        • katins s
                          katins s  2 months back

                          it is so honourable what they are doing.

                          • dapsolita
                            dapsolita  2 months back

                            The world has devolved into children fighting adults. This is beyond sad.😪

                            • Daniel Yuen
                              Daniel Yuen  2 months back

                              waste of life and infringing on others freedom
                              despicable brainwashed cockroaches that think real life gta is fun
                              go get a life, literally

                              • Roland Vasquez
                                Roland Vasquez  2 months back


                                • mavster
                                  mavster  2 months back

                                  As a American watching these things happen with another country. People citizens fighting for the rights and there home over history of constant oppression from there government. They shall keep going and persist. Some Americans iv talked to say the protesters are 1776ing it over there. Freedom is a basic need just like the air they breath. Never give up and never back down. Be the power and rise from the ashes stand strong there will be peace and resolution.

                                  • Truth G
                                    Truth G  2 months back

                                    This is propaganda with one sided report. People will only believe what they wanted to believe. Where’s the report on how rioters attack commoners with different views? Where’s the videos on how rioters destroyed the MTR and universities? The election results have decided the fate of these youngsters.

                                    • Nicholas T
                                      Nicholas T  2 months back

                                      These protesters think they're doing HK a service but they really aren't.

                                      Look at 10:06 and 23:10.... example of one of the many victims of the protests. It's one thing to protest and demand for democracy.... it's another to impede others way of life and claim you're doing the right thing for everyone.

                                      • Noizemaze4
                                        Noizemaze4  2 months back

                                        HA I'd like to see that dickweed Patrcik's face NOW ! Silent majority who opposes the movement MYASS !!!

                                        NO WONDER he's anti water movement, the guy's in Russia helping the communist do crap =_+

                                        • XIVDALAILAMA
                                          XIVDALAILAMA  2 months back

                                          This poor misguided boy still believe the Tiananmen Square hoax really happened. As for the infamous "tank man" video, the tanks were actually leaving the area when some hick stood in their way. And the question arises as to why there are no clips showing anyone being killed, just narrative of people being massacred with the myth being perpetuated even after 30 years.

                                          • Mi Mao 大王 Miao Ge Lu
                                            Mi Mao 大王 Miao Ge Lu  2 months back

                                            u naughty, you go to jail

                                            • MJ Seg
                                              MJ Seg  2 months back

                                              Mi Mao 大王 Miao Ge Lu how bout in China? Naughty people get spanked by daddy Xi?

                                          • sirv
                                            sirv  2 months back

                                            These so called “freedom right fighters” have no idea how life was like during British imperialist colonialism. Idiots. You want freedom of speech? Too bad the old HKgese never had that. You want to start a protest? 2% chances to get arrested and even chances to get shot. The extradition bill has already been suspended yet you grip on the current to demand more, demand things that were never given to you in the first place. Pathetic.

                                            • hadeya beauty
                                              hadeya beauty  2 months back

                                              this kwan guy might be going to be somebody one day...not everybody can make such movement for the sake of their country...really rare to find.

                                              • Robert Berger
                                                Robert Berger  2 months back

                                                After 150 years of colonization, the HongKong students feel more British than Chinese. They should be sent to Britain. That has nothing to do with democracy they just use democracy to get sympathy. It is like a white helmet democracy.

                                                • richard kuda
                                                  richard kuda  2 months back

                                                  Soldiers for democracy, fight on.

                                                  • richard kuda
                                                    richard kuda  2 months back

                                                    Fight authoritarianism. Long live democracy.

                                                    • Franz Huber
                                                      Franz Huber  2 months back

                                                      While kids in the west are protesting for communism, Hong Kongs kids are battling against it. Maybe they should talk to each other?

                                                      • jianglan luo
                                                        jianglan luo  2 months back

                                                        they give up their future the moment they decide drop the university. if you set the prospect that you will be slaves, then you will be, has nothing to do with government.

                                                        • jianglan luo
                                                          jianglan luo  2 months back

                                                          do they know they have successfully destroy their future! some willing to die ?? really?? too young too Naive

                                                          • Tina Clarke
                                                            Tina Clarke  2 months back

                                                            This made me cry. The world is changing except for the law's and human kindness.

                                                            • Dean O
                                                              Dean O  2 months back

                                                              28:14 me too

                                                          • MaoDopamineDong
                                                            MaoDopamineDong  2 months back

                                                            Why don't they just shut down Telegram and force the company to kick everyone off the app?

                                                            • Charles Huang
                                                              Charles Huang  2 months back

                                                              This is demoncrazy at best!

                                                              • Jeremy Feinstein
                                                                Jeremy Feinstein  2 months back

                                                                China is the BluePrint of the NWO, represented from the KPCH in Being, Peking, etc... I hope the brave People of Hongkong wins the Fight!!!

                                                                • hoho cheung
                                                                  hoho cheung  2 months back

                                                                  It is deeply to say their thinking .I t is good video

                                                                  • jerry d
                                                                    jerry d  2 months back

                                                                    Freedom and democracy for Hong Kong now

                                                                    • DV Tran
                                                                      DV Tran  2 months back

                                                                      Support Hong Kongers' fight for Democracy, Freedom, and Independent against Red China.

                                                                    • Bishwo's opinion always right

                                                                      hong kong is China,

                                                                      • J H
                                                                        J H  2 months back

                                                                        ISIS of Hong Kong, that’s exactly what they are doing, trying to separate HK from China and destroying One Country Two Systems, these MIB had thrown bricks at an old man and killed him, besides they burned the other man on footbridge in front of pedestrian etc.. These are on top of their routines vandalism on almost everything they dislike about....

                                                                        • Tabrez
                                                                          Tabrez  2 months back

                                                                          I stand with Hong Kong. Fuck Chinese communist bitches. I have been to Hong Kong last year, it's sad to see the city in this way. I am with Hong Kong

                                                                          • Turbold Tseveenjav
                                                                            Turbold Tseveenjav  2 months back

                                                                            I’m completely overwhelmed by these young men’s bravery and boldness. They do not fear anything. Most importantly they are fightijg for their own future, which is..... I’m speechless. Keep going. Stay strong. World stays on your side Hong Kongers!!!! Fight for your rights! Fight for your future! Fight for your children!

                                                                            • Liu Zeyu
                                                                              Liu Zeyu  2 months back

                                                                              @S W Uk killed Hongkong protesters in 1967。 It’s a google search away.

                                                                            • Liu Zeyu
                                                                              Liu Zeyu  2 months back

                                                                              @S W

                                                                            • Liu Zeyu
                                                                              Liu Zeyu  2 months back

                                                                              @S W

                                                                            • Liu Zeyu
                                                                              Liu Zeyu  2 months back

                                                                              @S W Only speculation?

                                                                            • Liu Zeyu
                                                                              Liu Zeyu  2 months back


                                                                          • samberry9502
                                                                            samberry9502  2 months back

                                                                            Leave hong kong alone winnie the pooh. Free hong Kong

                                                                            • L
                                                                              L  2 months back

                                                                              These spoiled brat cry baby doesn't deserve any support. They are the real terrorist, they terrorized real Hong Kong people in the city, gang bullying people who has different opinion. Shame on these generation.

                                                                              • k the mermaids
                                                                                k the mermaids  2 months back

                                                                                To those of you in Hong Kong we love you and want to see a end to the repressive regime I cry for your freedom and understand your plight may democracy win!!! May all people be able to live freely

                                                                                • Jean C.
                                                                                  Jean C.  2 months back

                                                                                  Hong Kong is also other people’s home. Not just these young kids’ home.

                                                                                  • ABC 123
                                                                                    ABC 123  2 months back

                                                                                    They backed China into a corner and China can not back down to this so the protest failed.

                                                                                    • MrJm323
                                                                                      MrJm323  2 months back

                                                                                      We'll all remember that when YOU cry out for help against tyranny and injustice!
                                                                                      Hitler couldn't back down either. We PUT him "down".

                                                                                  • lucyliu77
                                                                                    lucyliu77  2 months back

                                                                                    I’d protest if I was in HKG right now. I’d donate every dime I have to help those young guys trying to hang on to our freedom and way of life. China is disgusting!!

                                                                                    • P Wilson
                                                                                      P Wilson  2 months back

                                                                                      China will never allow Hong Kong to function as it did before the UK gave it back to China. China will never keep its word that it would. This is something the citizens of the US should take notice of. We are on a similar path that is being revealed now little by little as things begin to unravel through discovery.