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Hong Kong descended into chaos. In flag-covered Beijing, almost no one noticed

Hong Kong descended into chaos. In flag-covered Beijing, almost no one noticed

Beijing (CNN)In the tightly-censored bubble of state-run media and restricted internet, Beijing locals enjoyed their October 1 National Day seemingly unaware that in Hong Kong, which is Chinese territory, police and protesters were fighting in the streets.People did take to Beijing’s streets later in the evening — but it was only to get a better view of the massive fireworks display over Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, part of the celebrations to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic of China.It was a stark contrast that made headlines around the world — the order and pomp of Beijing versus the rage of Hong Kong’s demonstrators, with one protester even shot by police in a confrontation. It was the first time lethal force had been used in 17 weeks of demonstrations.

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