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The protests in Hong Kong, explained in 2 minutes

Pro-democracy protests are common in Hong Kong, but they've never been met with the kind of police response that came down on demonstrators in recent days. Vox's Max Fisher explains why the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets and what's at stake in the protests.

Further reading:

Hong Kong's unprecedented protests and police crackdown, explained

The hidden history of protest in China and Hong Kong

The economics behind the protests in Hong Kong