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  1. Hong Kong Cops Pepper Spray Protesters

    Hours after Beijing nixed a free choice for the former British colony’s next leader, activists were pepper-sprayed by authorities. The confrontation followed democracy advocates’ storming of a lecture by Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, who said voters would be “confused” by unlimited candidates and that a Communist Party panel must vet them. China wants to chill dissent, but it’ll need more spray: Pro-democracy movement Occupy Central plans to take over the “free” city’s financial district.

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