Protesters in Hong Kong are killing themselves in a disturbing turn in their high-profile struggle against China

Business Insider | 7/5/2019 | Rosie Perper
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A 28-year-old woman jumped to her death on Wednesday in the Cheung Sha Wan area of Hong Kong.

She was the fourth to die by apparent suicide in the weeks since protests against a controversial extradition bill sent shockwaves through the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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In a note left at her home before her death, shared with Business Insider by her friends, the woman called for a "revolution" in Hong Kong.

Lawmakers and experts have warned against glorifying protesters who died.

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A 28-year-old woman jumped to her death on Wednesday in the Cheung Sha Wan area of Hong Kong, the latest in a spate of apparent suicides in which the people had mentioned the territory's struggle against the Chinese state.

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The woman, identified only by her last name, Mak, was the fourth protester to die by apparent suicide in the weeks since protests erupted in Hong Kong, which has partial autonomy from mainland China.

The protests were triggered by the government's proposal to allow China to extradite Hong Kong residents to the mainland to face criminal trial.

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They acted as a lightning rod for broader unease about attempts by China to exert more control over Hong Kong, which became part of China again in 1997 after more than 150 years as a British colony.

Mak was found near her apartment in Cheung Sha Wan, a source close to the woman told Business Insider.

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Before her death, she left on her bed a collection of protest paraphernalia, including goggles and a handwritten letter calling for a "revolution" in Hong Kong.

In the note, shared with Business Insider with permission from her family, Mak detailed her frustrations with the government in Hong Kong and her fears for the future of the city.

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"A government that is not elected by the people do not respond to their demands," the...
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