Hong Kong Cracks Down On Protest

WATER CANNONS, TEAR gas and a police charge greeted the thousands of Hongkongers who took to the streets this weekend to protest against China’s planned new national security law for the city. Police report at least 180 arrests.

The authorities’ response foreshadows the future, while the mass protest — the first since the coronavirus pandemic ended the weekly demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong last year — will reinforce Beijing’s belief in the need for a crackdown on dissent, not that that belief was subject to any self-doubt.

Commerce and capital are going to have to choose sides.

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