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Hong Kong's government is being willfully blind to the chaos it's creating

Hong Kong (CNN)In almost six months of protests, you might be forgiven for thinking Hong Kong had seen it all. And yet, this week brought a new sight: men in suits and women in heels joining with student protesters to defy police in the heart of the city's business district.Throughout protests in Central this week, bankers, lawyers and other white collar works have taken their lunch breaks at the front lines, wearing masks and holding umbrellas. In some ways, this was reminiscent of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, when the protest camps became mini tourist attractions -- but those coming out in Central weren't simply rubbernecking, they helped build barricades and transport equipment to those on the front. They also paid the cost: a Citi banker ...