Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger
Young people in Hong Kong have been at the forefront of violent protests over a proposed extradition law that have shaken the city and angered Beijing.
At the root of the protests is concern over what many people see as the inexorable erosion of civil liberties and the city's autonomy by an ever-meddling Beijing, that refuses to grant full democracy in the former British colony.
But many young people in one of the world's most densely populated and expensive cities are also infuriated by sky-high living costs, and a feeling that a home of one's own is just a dream.
Reuters spoke to 11 young people in their tiny bedrooms in their parents' homes about their political concerns and frustrations about life in the Chinese-ruled city.
Roy Lam, who lives with his mother and four sisters, said young people were determined to stand up for what they deserved but it was hard to stay positive.
"We do also sometimes think 'let's just give up, let's just move to someplace else'."