Charting the Growth and Turmoil of Hong Kong's Protest Movement
Aug 28, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
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- Protests in Hong Kong have fragmented, spreading over a wider area and becoming more frequent and violent.
- That wider dispersion makes them less predictable, makes clashes with police more likely to ensnare bystanders and threatens a wider swath of business property.
- The movement risks turning into a series of urban guerrilla skirmishes, increasing the chances of direct intervention by Beijing.