Fresh Demonstrations as Protest Leader Warns of Backlash

September 29, 2014 5:06 PM

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Fresh Demonstrations as Protest Leader Warns of Backlash

A co-founder of the Hong Kong pro-democracy organization Occupy Central said late Monday that the group will change tactics because the unprecedented protests it has helped to organize are unsustainable and could backfire.

Sociologist Chan Kin-man, a former professor at Chinese University, told TIME it’s “unrealistic” to expect protesters to continue to occupy key downtown locations for much longer, bringing roads to a standstill and disrupting businesses. He hinted that the barricades should come down and blockades e...

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