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Taking over a Hong Kong street for pleasure, not protest

The busy boulevard turned into a pedestrian zone on Sept 25. The most popular attraction seemed to be sitting on the artificial grass and chatting, without pressure to move along.

Hong Kong

AS Dennis Wu sat with hundreds of people in the middle of a busy Hong Kong street recently, the scene felt to him like the pro-democracy protests of 2014 all over again.

Except that Mr Wu, an 18-year-old student, and those around him were not looking over their shoulders...