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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's economic growth under fire from ongoing clashes

Spiraling violence threatens city's status as tourism and finance hub

Protesters block off a road in Hong Kong,  Aug. 4. Some 150,000 people participated in demonstrations Sunday.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Protests that began here against an extradition bill are turning increasingly violent, a result of a cycle of growing distrust as the police ramp up their crackdown, prompting protesters to fight back.

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