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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's worst week of violence gives whiff of anarchy

Once well-functioning society now struggles with day-to-day living

A fire burns behind a protester in Hong Kong's Mong Kok area on Nov. 11. This week's violence suggests tensions in the city are quickly spiraling out of control.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong this week witnessed the fiercest violence since the anti-government demonstrations began, as university campuses became flash points for clashes between protesters and the police.

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