For months, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets in a massive movement initially sparked by a controversial extradition bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent for trial in mainland China.
Now, as anger against the Hong Kong government deepens amid its response to the coronavirus outbreak, FRONTLINE presents an inside look at how the eight-month, youth-driven pro-democracy movement evolved.
“Battle for Hong Kong” tells the story of the movement through the eyes of the protesters — examining their struggle against growing influence from the government of mainland China, and following five of them through intense and escalating clashes with the Hong Kong police.
Watch FRONTLINE’s “Battle for Hong Kong” on PBS.
Receive the day’s documentary news every morning. Sign up for DocumentaryNews Daily.