Delicacies for democracy: Hong Kong’s sweet rebellion against Chinese crackdown

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    As China celebrated its national day, thousands of riot police were stationed in Hong Kong in efforts to stamp out violent confrontations seen last year. This year, permission to hold a march was denied, leading Hong Kongers to express their dissatisfaction in some unique and unusual ways. Derek Thompson, editor-in-chief from FRANCE 24’s The Observers, explains.

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