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From 'Be Water' to 'Be Fire': Nascent Smart Mob and Networked Protests in Hong Kong

Author: Tin-yet Ting

In: Social Movement Studies, Vol 19, No 3, 2020, pp. 362-368

Ting, from the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Polytechnic University in Hong  Kong, focuses on the use of social media and mobile technology that allowed 'largely ad hoc and networked form s of pop-up protest', both in the protests against the Extradition Bill and against police brutality and abuse of  human rights. The article elaborates on how protest repertories and movement goals have emerged.