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Young activists are being led down same bleak path

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Young people have enthusiasm and idealism, but they lack experience.

When they act in the most foolish and misguided manner, they should be called out, so there is still time for them to change course before it’s too late.

But either out of fanaticism or opportunism, most opposition politicians and their supporters are only too happy to see young people charge police barricades, disrupt the legislature and even commit riotous acts.

Should anyone be surprised that these young idealists being so cheered on end up at a dead end and face a ruinous future? Now that they are in a deep hole, where are their freedom-loving supporters and their party elders?

If seasoned politicians, many of them senior barristers, had offered better guidance and advice, or at least some........

© South China Morning Post