Political Unrest
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Timeline: The Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong | Police violence, protester vandalism, and a new anthem for a free Hong Kong in ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations
by Erica Kwong
Posted 9/19/19, 08:28 pm

WORLD first published this timeline on Aug. 30 and has periodically updated it as events develop. For the newest entries, please see the bottom of the page.

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Six hours stuck at the Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong | After thousands of passengers got caught behind a protest, one man become an everyday hero
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/16/19, 05:24 pm

On Sept. 1, I landed at Hong Kong International Airport after a 15-hour flight, looking forward to a hot shower and a dim sum dinner. Instead, I got stuck there for six hours. 

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Democratic appeal

Democracy | Hong Kong demonstrators ask the United States for support
by June Cheng
Posted 9/12/19, 11:20 am

Hong Kong, long the international financial hub of Asia, now possesses a certain Jekyll-and-Hyde quality. During the week, the city is subdued: Well-dressed men and women head off to their offices in shiny buildings, young people loiter in coffee shops, and the elderly exercise in the park. Yet on the weekends, masses of people don black clothing and march on the streets, calling for the government to respond to their demands of democracy. 

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