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China does not understand Hong Kong's leaderless movement

Arrest of Joshua Wong and others will not quell protests

| Hong Kong, Macao

On August 30, key pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Joshua Wong and three lawmakers from the opposition camp, were arrested. After months of protests both peaceful and violent against a proposed extradition bill and police brutality, the Hong Kong government, instead of making concrete concessions, has decided to step up repression. Protesters responded with more determined action.

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