Focus on Escalation: Hong Kong

On October 5, the Hong Kong government issued an anti-mask law, targeting protesters in the ongoing anti-government movement. Despite the government’s best attempts at quelling the movement, the ban has sparked more defiant and violent protests, threatening the livelihood of Hong Kong’s citizens.

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Hong Kong Protests Take Another Violent Turn

As the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong enter their fourth month, protesters have resorted to violent measures in order to draw the attention of the government. Since the start of the demonstrations, a total of 1,500 individuals ranging from ages 12 to 83 have been arrested.

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