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Hong Kong protests

Fear of 'Chinafication' spurs Hong Kong's youth to protest

Beijing's long shadow chips away at the city's identity

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building on July 1, the 22th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Turmoil in Hong Kong grew with protesters storming the legislative building on Monday, as fears that the mainland could swallow the city economically, politically and culturally boil over.

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