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Les Miserables (musical)

Hong Kong protesters return to streets in force

Hong Kong protesters return to streets in force

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators returned to Hong Kong’s financial district Friday night, galvanized by the government’s decision to cancel formal talks with student protest leaders a day earlier. Splayed out across an occupied highway and leaning down from pedestrian overpasses, the throngs listened to speeches from lawmakers and protest leaders and sang the running anthem for the protest movement, “Do You Hear the People Sing” from the musical “Les Miserables.” The show of force comes at a time when the Hong Kong government had been betting support for the movement is waning. Crowds during the week were much smaller and opposition...