Hong Kong Turns Activist

In a city where getting and spending has long been considered a far more sacred right than democratic principles, Hong Kong is finding itself in the middle of an anomalous surge of civic activism, exemplified by Wednesday’s police raid on Queen’s Pier to clear out protesters who had been camped there for three months in an effort to halt its destruction. They dragged some 30 die-hard activists off the pier as hundreds of people who had maintained an overnight vigil looked on.

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