Detained US lawyer says Hong Kong should look to Ireland for inspiration


Source: irishtimes.com

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Detained US lawyer says Hong Kong should look to Ireland for inspiration Expatriate John Clancey compares movement to Irish struggle for self-rule 51 minutes ago US lawyer John Clancey in Hong Kong. Photogrpah: Anthony Wallace/AFP The first expatriate to be arrested under Hong Kong’s new national security law has appealed to local democracy activists not to give up hope, comparing their movement with Ireland’s struggle for self-rule. John Clancey , a 79-year-old American lawyer and former Roman Catholic priest, has become an unlikely potential source of tension between Washington and Beijing just as US president-elect Joe Biden prepares to take...