Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and ful

ly intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.

The art of Hong Kong protests
July 1, 2019. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. It’s 90 degrees but feels even hotter on the crowded streets. The black-clad protesters carrying placards, umbrellas and mini electric fans shuffle along Lockhart Road, one of the main arteries in the busy shopping and entertainment area of Hong Kong Island. On the side of the road, a woman in her 20s hands out postcards featuring black-and-white sketches she’s been producing since the start of the protests against a now-stalled extradition bill. The controversial bill would have allowed the transfer of fugitives to China and other jurisdictions which the city does not have deals with. Kay Wong, who has been drawing since she could hold a pencil, turned
The art of Hong Kong protests