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Hong Kong shopping district becomes political protest haven
Hong Kong shopping district becomes political protest haven

Among the neighborhoods of Hong Kong where pro-democracy protesters have been amassing is Mong Kok, better known as a shoppers’ haven than a site for political organizing. Since Monday, the district of open-air markets and sleek malls, one of the oldest in Hong Kong, has become one big civic forum. When protesters occupied major intersections, shops shuttered. In a city where shopping usually seems to be the favorite pastime, protesters now are united in their demand for free and fair elections. The protests were sparked by rules imposed by mainland Chinese authorities that would limit voters’ choices in Hong Kong’s 2017 election for chief executive, the...

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