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Hong Kong Democracy Battle Now Waged in Courts

Hong Kong’s vigorous activism once earned it the nickname “city of protests.” But these days, the Chinese territory has become the city of prosecutions. Three years after the city’s massive strike for free elections, what’s now called the Umbrella protest, the Hong Kong government is pursuing charges against several dozen activists and participants. Many who face prison time organized peaceful pickets in the former British colony, a Chinese territory since 1997.  Before various...

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