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Hong Kong protest leader announces hunger strike
Hong Kong protest leader announces hunger strike

A student leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests said Monday that he and two other students were launching a hunger strike, a new tactic in the movement, which has begun to sputter after more than two months of sit-ins. The announcement from Joshua Wong came after the protests ebbed and flowed Sunday as police dispersed demonstrators from a roadway in front of Hong Kong’s government headquarters, only to see them return later in the night. Police armed with batons and pepper spray beat back avowedly nonviolent protesters defending themselves with umbrellas and cardboard shields. The siege began with protesters mobilizing to surround all major entrances to the...

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