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Uncertainty over future of Hong Kong pro-democracy protest movement

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Uncertainty over future of Hong Kong pro-democracy protest movement


Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they are unsure where the movement goes next after a small minority attempted to break into the Legislative Council building on Wednesday

Student groups and pro-democracy MPs who have promoted non-violent action are furious and have condemned the attempted break-in.

The movement is rapidly losing support from the public in a country where law and order is highly prized.

However radical political group Civic Passion who support protesters occupying buildings are frustrated they are not getting more support.

“Morale has been greatly affected. It’s not because of the bailiffs coming to clear the place or the injunction, but because of what happened in Admiralty a couple of nights ago. People feel if they take action, they may be betrayed by other protesters,” said founder of Civic Passion, Wong Yeung Tat.

Protesters want the Hong Kong and Beijing governments to allow free elections but they have so far failed to win any concessions and authorities say they will now be clearing the camps.

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