Hong Kongs Weekend of Rage Puts as Many as a Million in the Streets

HONG KONGThere is rage here. Locals streamed onto the streets on Sunday. Many stores shuttered for the afternoon with signs hung by the proprietors saying theyre out, and everyone else should be, too. First, a few hundred thousand gathered in Victoria Park, a starting point for many demonstrations. Then more showed up, even as the sun was about to set. They were dressed in white, demanding that the citys political leader, Carrie Lam, step down. A three-word chant echoed through the streets: faan sung jung, or,Were against extradition to China. There is an extra layer of meaning in this phrase, because sung jung is a homonym with a term that means to pay ones last respects, recalling an idea shared …