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Hong Kong Protesters Fear End of the Road

HONG KONG—Beijing’s plan to crack down on dissent in Hong Kong with a new security law sent a chill through opposition groups, dealing a blow to a protest movement that nearly a year ago rallied a million people to the streets to halt China’s growing influence over the former British colony.

Leading pro-democracy figures said a national security law to be imposed on the city, outlined Thursday by a spokesman for China’s legislature, undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy and broke the promise China made to preserve the financial…

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