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Beijing warns of 'chaos' if Hong Kong protests continue

Beijing warns of 'chaos' if Hong Kong protests continue

Hong Kong's police chief warned pro-democracy protesters on Thursday not to follow through on a threat to occupy government buildings if the financial center's chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, does not step down by the end of the day. Thousands of demonstrators have been blocking streets around city government headquarters since last week demanding free elections to choose their next leader. Beijing warned of "chaos" if the protests continue, and backed Leung, signaling its unwillingness to back down. Read more at The New York Times.