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Flagging patience: Colonial emblems divide opinion at Hong Kong protests

British and colonial-era flags being waved at Hong Kong’s anti-government rallies are a vivid rebuke to China’s rule but they have also stirred intense controversy among protesters who fear the symbolism plays into Beijing’s hands. An elderly lady known as “Grandma Wong” is among the most ardent advocates of Britain’s Union flag, with her diminutive […]