Subreddits like r/unitedkingdom, r/ukpolitics have many Remainers who loathe Brexit, and there're unquestionably more who aren't on Reddit! English cities have had protests, but why haven't there been protests in the UK against Brexit as grinding as those in HK?
Does "stiff upper lip" explain the more hushed protests? I would've guessed HKers would be more hushed, because it's safer to protest in UK. The British have unequivocally less to worry when protesting.
- British Armed Forces subscribes to the rule of law. Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of the Supreme People's Court
[China's courts] must firmly resist the western idea of “constitutional democracy”, “separation of powers” and “judicial independence”. These are erroneous western notions that threaten the leadership of the ruling Communist Party and defame the Chinese socialist path on the rule of law. We have to raise our flag and show our sword to struggle against such thoughts. We must not fall into the trap of western thoughts and judicial independence. We must stay firm on the Chinese socialist path on the rule of law.
Front-line British police aren't armed. HK police have revolvers. Senior HK police have semi-auto pistols.
England and Wales have more vigorous consumer, employment laws. Employees don't have to worry as much about getting fired for protesting.
The UK's NHS and subsidized prescriptions can mean that protesters don't have to worry about injuries.
The UK acceded to the EU Constitution and ECHR. HK has the Basic Law, but acceded to no international human rights.