Occupy Hong Kong End Marks Start of ‘Permanent’ Political Unrest

December 12, 2014 12:16 AM

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When police moved to clear barricades to end a 75-day, pro-democracy occupation of Hong Kong streets, protest leaders strung a banner across their front lines with a parting message: “It’s just the beginning.”

While the protesters failed to wrest concessions from China on their demands for open elections in 2017, students, politicians and analysts say the city is not the same. The rallies -- which saw the first use of tear gas in Hong Kong in almost a decade -- triggered an awakening across a generation o...

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