Law says many young people fear political suppression. File photo: RTHK
Demosisto lawmaker Nathan Law says political suppression and poor living conditions are deterring people from fighting for democracy.
Speaking on RTHK’s Letter to Hong Kong, he said people are disappointed with the regime twenty years after the return to Beijing’s rule. He also said government targeting of the opposition has worsened since Carrie Lam won the Chief Executive election.
He said: “The politics of fear seems to have made its way back into the heart of the city… I myself am a victim of suppression by the government and may lose my seat in the Legislative Council.
“The constant fear for one’s safety and possible jail time have deterred many people from active political participation.”
Law said young people have largely lost hope, while others face problems ranging from education to providing for retirement.