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Monday Sunrise Briefs: Hong Kong and Portland protests, Venezuela

We protest in peace.

Perhaps the biggest - and most peaceful - pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong this summer occurred Sunday. By one estimate, 1.7 million people (one in every four residents) endured heavy rains while Beijing watched and warned. Earlier in the week, protesters shut down the city's airport. But they didn’t provoke police Sunday and sent a deliberate message: "They've been telling everyone we're rioters. The march today is to show everyone we are not," one of the protestors told

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