This may seem off topic, but what's going on in Hong Kong has major global health implications. Via South China Morning Post: LIVE: Hong Kong on edge as city wakes up to eighth day of pro-democracy protests. Excerpt:
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Sporadic clashes have continued throughout the night in Mong Kok as protesters gathered in their thousands in Admiralty. Hundreds of demonstrators are staying put in Causeway Bay, where the situation has calmed down.
A tense night followed Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's stark warning that government offices and schools "must" reopen by Monday after former pan-democrat lawmaker Cheung Man-Kwong warned that Occupy is in a "very dangerous situation" that has to be resolved “in a very short period of time".
Pan-democrat lawmakers have called earlier violence in Mong Kok an orchestrated attack by the government and triad gangs on demonstrators.
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