“30 days in Hong Kong. Fragments of a protest” is a direct account of the mass protests that have inflamed the former British colony since the summer of 2019. The author, who lived in Hong Kong as a journalist during the “Umbrella Revolution” of 2014, returns to the Chinese metropolis as the population quivers for more freedom and democracy. Written during the days of violent clashes between citizens and police, the book gives voice to the dreams and fears of residents through encounters with known and less known faces. Characters such as the activist Joshua Wong, the rebel politician “Long Hair”, the street missionary Franco Mella, but also the anonymous protesters crossed the streets of Hong Kong animate the book while the future of the city is in balance. One year after the uprising, the book sheds new light on the complex relationship between Hong Kong and the Chinese homeland.