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What Happens When Hong Kong Protests End?

The worst-case scenario in Hong Kong is not a repeat of Tiananmen, but a gradual end to the protests that leaves most Hong Kongers frustrated.
The streets will empty one day. 

The protests that have rocked Hong Kong for the past five days and nights have sparked understandable fears of a Tiananmen-style crackdown. The more likely worst-case scenario is that the unrest will peter out, having done nothing to ease people's many frustrations with their government. Both sides would be wise to work toward a better ending.

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