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Hong Kong protests: Will China send in the army to crack down on the chaos?

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As three months of mass protests in Hong Kong plunge the city into chaos, demonstrators and police have engaged in a delicate cat-and-mouse game.

On the streets, near-daily standoffs have turned violent as night falls.

The move to the airport, a major transport artery for the continent, appears to have been designed to force things to a head. Protesters hope hitting the city where it most hurts will propel the Hong Kong government into action.

But two days after protesters brought the airport to a halt, riot police stalked the periphery, deploying pepper spray but holding back from large-scale violence. One officer trying to make an arrest whipped out a gun but didn't fire, after protesters grabbed...

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