Jackie Chan hits out at ‘city of protest’

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Action film star Jackie Chan has said that protests should be restricted in the freewheeling Chinese city of Hong Kong.

The actor lamented that Hong Kong has become a city of protest, where people “attack China, attack the leaders, attack anything, protest against anything”.

“There should be regulations on what can and cannot be protested,” Chan told the Southern People Weekly. He didn’t say what kinds of protests he thought should be restricted.

Chan also reflected in the interview on how different Hong Kong was before it was returned to China in 1997.

“Hong Kong in the British era was not so free. Did you hear so much gossipy news? Were there so many taking to the streets? No. Very well behaved. The British badly repressed us,” he told the magazine.

“We do not like repression. We like freedom. But you cannot do whatever you want.”