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    Hong Kong Protests Reinvigorated After Major Weekend Rally

    China’s semi-autonomous territory is gearing up for fresh protests this week after a peaceful Sunday rally attracted a purported 1.7 million people, indicating the movement hasn’t lost its steam. The 11th consecutive weekend of demonstrations also appeared to suggest that neither the recent violence, including at Hong Kong’s international airport, nor warnings from China have deterred protesters, who thronged city streets yesterday under pouring rain.

    What about the other side of the barricades? Supporters of Hong Kong’s police say officers feel unfairly demonized as they struggle to hold the city together amid emotional and physical stress, and even threats.

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