Hong Kong’s new protests come at a dangerous time

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Hong Kong’s new protests come at a dangerous time
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By Pete Sweeney

For the second time in less than five years, tear gas is wafting through the streets of Hong Kong. Violence flared in the financial centre on Wednesday as police used gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters opposing an extradition bill. Pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 fizzled out. This movement will prove harder to defuse.

The latest outbreak of discontent was triggered by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Her proposal to allow extradition of criminal suspects to courts in mainland China caught many by surprise. Lam...


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Hong Kong’s new protests come at a dangerous time


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