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Hong Kong’s Political Crisis Deepens After the Worst Day of Violence in Decades

Amid worsening political tensions, hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of Hong Kong’s financial quarter from lunchtime Wednesday in a spontaneous demonstration of anger at the shooting of an 18-year-old protester during the enclave’s worst unrest in more than 50 years.

Suited office workers joined young, black-clad activists in marching through the streets of Central district chanting “Fight for freedom! Stand with Hong Kong!”

  • TIME staff
  • TIME

They sang the democracy movement’s anthem, “Glory to Hong Kong,” as passing bus drivers and vehicle passengers leaned out of their windows to offer gestures of support.

Some carried signs accusing the …

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