ABSTRACT

This chapter concerns the public protests in Hong Kong that lasted for the entire year of 2020 and continues in a diminished form as this book is being written. The research in this chapter includes methods such as topic modeling and named entity recognition. These protests are notable both for their shifting location in urban space, their use of a wide variety of social media platforms to avoid police surveillance by propagating detailed real-time information, and the strength and resilience of the local community that organized and guided the protests to new and recurring locations while creating a global campaign of solidarity.