Hong Kong Tensions Rise Between Protesters, Opposition

October 25, 2014 10:56 PM

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Tensions in Hong Kong rose as pro-democracy demonstrators and those opposed to the movement, which has blocked major thoroughfares, snarled traffic and disrupted businesses for a month, sought opinions on whether the protests should continue.

The protests, entering their fifth week, were sparked by China’s decision to exercise control over nominating procedures for the city’s first leadership election in 2017. Opponents say that would effectively let China choose the slate of candidates.

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