'Crackdown or climbdown' - Hong Kong protesters face stark choices

October 8, 2014 11:59 AM

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'Crackdown or climbdown' - Hong Kong protesters face stark choices

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Student protesters galvanized Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement with their energy and ideological zeal, bringing tens of thousands of people on to the streets in a show of defiance against Beijing.

People young and old speak of a "new era" of civil disobedience for an already well-established movement, with young and politically engaged activists more willing to stand up for what they believe to be right.

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