WorldViews: Hong Kong politician likens protesters to American slaves

By Ishaan Tharoor, October 31, 2014

A leading Hong Kong businesswoman and member of the city's Executive Council, which deliberates policy, compared the struggle of pro-democracy protesters to that of slaves in the American South in the 19th century. The remarks, which ran in a local English-language daily, have triggered an angry response from many in the Chinese territory.

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