Even if you assume our protesters are motivated by the most noble of aims (which I don’t always accept), it’s a case of “the road to hell…”.
That’s to say, outcomes the opposite to aims. Universal suffrage is further away, not closer, as a direct result of the protests. If this is true, then the last six months have been wasted.
While the costs are easily identifiable and economically alone run to billions of dollars.
Hong Kong has crossed the red line.