WorldViews: Hong Kong’s tense protests echo around the world

By Ishaan Tharoor, October 2, 2014

HONG KONG -- There was a tense, nervous energy among pro-democracy protesters in this city's Admiralty and Central districts Thursday, as a protester-declared deadline for the resignation of Hong Kong's leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, loomed. The ranks of demonstrators occupying the space in front of the Chief Executive's office grew as protest leaders renewed calls for courage, patience and unity among the numerous factions that have mobilized for the past five days in the heart of Asia's financial capital.

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