Hostile Takeover Fears Mount of Chinese Intervention in Hong Kong

Beijing is mobilizing troops at the border and the protest movement is hoping to attract thousands of demonstrators following the occupation of the airport this week. The threat of a military intervention appears to be growing in Hong Kong.
Police in Hong Kong fire tear gas to clear pro-democracy protestors in the city.

Police in Hong Kong fire tear gas to clear pro-democracy protestors in the city.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a press conference on Tuesday at which she warned against falling "further into the abyss."

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at a press conference on Tuesday at which she warned against falling "further into the abyss."

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Medics assist a woman who suffered a facial injury during the police deployment: "Images like that frighten many people," says activist Wong Yik-mo.

Medics assist a woman who suffered a facial injury during the police deployment: "Images like that frighten many people," says activist Wong Yik-mo.

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