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Why These Hong Kong Protests Are Different

Demonstrators massed in Hong Kong over the weekend, demanding the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill.TYRONE SIU / REUTERS

June 17 -- The Atlantic

HONG KONG—Bonnie Leung and members of the Civil Human Rights Front have reason to feel triumphant. Demonstrations organized by the group in recent days have brought hundreds of thousands of people at a time to the skyscraper-lined streets of Hong Kong, chanting and marching through the city in defiance of a proposed law that would allow extradition to mainland China.

Any belief that the people of Hong Kong could not sustain their frustration and outrage has been definitively proved wrong this month. Leung and others in the group could take much of the credit.

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