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The Situation

Hong Kong

On China’s National Day, October 1st, Hong Kong braced itself for yet another clash between demonstrators and the police force.

The Situation


As it turned out, that National Day, which happened to be the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, went down in history as the day Hong Kong police shot a civilian for the first time, stealing the media spotlight from Beijing. Hong Kong’s protests began in June as full-day marches that filled major corridors between the districts of Causeway Bay and Central.

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