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Charting the Growth and Turmoil of Hong Kong's Protest Movement

Aug 28, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
A protester attends a rally Aug. 23, 2019, at Chater Garden in Hong Kong. As protests become more geographically dispersed, frequent and violent, the chances of a direct intervention by Beijing are increasing.

A protester attends a rally Aug. 23, 2019, at Chater Garden in Hong Kong.

(LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)

Protests in Hong Kong are now dragging into their third month with no sign of letting up. In the past two months, demonstrations have expanded beyond the central business district and the Admiralty stop on the Mass Transit Railway to affect nearly every part of the Chinese special administrative region. Turnout has shrunk, but rallies have grown more frequent. Arrest and injury reports also support the general impression that the protests are growing more intense. As protests become more geographically dispersed, frequent and violent, the chances of direct intervention by Beijing are increasing....

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