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Are Hong Kong Protesters Turning to Bombs?

Ben West
Global Security Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 21, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
A police officer wears a bomb suit during a Dec. 6 event hosted by the Hong Kong Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD).

A police officer tries on a bomb suit during a Dec. 6 media event in Hong Kong. Several recent seizures of explosives linked to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have stoked fears that demonstrators may start using bombs against the city's police forces and political leaders. 

(PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

Several recent seizures of homemade explosives have stoked fears that protesters may start using bombs to voice their political grievances. But doing so would also risk blowing up the movement's remaining shreds of legitimacy....

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