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As Hong Kong tightens screws on rebellion, democracy moves further out of reach

Dec 19, 2018 - CNN

"If this is the cup I must take, I will drink with no regret."

Benny Tai was defiant and emotional as he faced the court. Outside, he and his fellow defendants raised their fists and supporters displayed yellow umbrellas, the symbol of Hong Kong's beleaguered pro-democracy movement.

That movement is looking shakier than ever, as Tai and others begin the new year facing possible jail time -- up to seven years in prison -- for their roles in inspiring the 2014 Umbrella Movement, when t...