Hong Kong Gridlock

The people took to the streets of Hong Kong again last week, eight days after the half-million-person rally that rattled the ruling structure of the Chinese territory. This time they held a nighttime "vigil" outside the colonial landmark that houses the Legislative Council (Legco), Hong Kong's quasi-representative parliament. As solons debated a soccer-gambling bill inside, protesters carpeted the surrounding streets, waving Glowsticks, chanting slogans and singing We Shall Overcome in Cantonese and English. A Christian procession carried candles. Yellow-shirted devotees of the Falun Gong mystical movement—still legal in Hong Kong despite its Public Enemy No. 1 status on the mainland—struck eerie,...

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