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Hong Kong—A pro-democracy protester holds an umbrella during a performance in the streets outside government headquarters on October 9. After the government announced it was willing to talk, the protests waned, but an 11th-hour cancellation of the planned meeting by the government sent people back into the streets of Hong Kong’s financial district. As the movement enters its third week, pro-government protesters scuffled with protesters and tore down their signs and barriers. Police intervened to separate the two factions.
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