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In Hong Kong, Demonstrators and Officials Are on a Collision Course

Jul 22, 2019 | 22:04 GMT
Protesters clash with police after taking part in an anti-extradition bill on July 22, 2019, in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 22: Protesters clash with police after taking part in an anti-extradition bill in Hong Kong on July 22, 2019 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters have continued weekly rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill since 9 June as the city plunged into crisis after waves of demonstrations and several violent clashes. Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized for introducing the bill and recently declared it "dead", however protesters have continued to draw large crowds with demands for Lam's resignation and completely withdraw the bill. (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)

(Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)

Violence in Hong Kong escalated further July 19-21 as extremists on both sides engaged, or attempted to engage, in attacks. On July 19, police arrested a pro-independence group member and accused him of making the explosive TATP. While protests planned for July 20 and July 21 went off peacefully, after...

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