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Pro-democracy activists have taken to Hong Kong's streets to protest what they fear is a Chinese crackdown on their democratic autonomy.

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Fusion chatted via Facebook with several young people (all in their 20s or early 30s) who currently live in Hong Kong about what they are seeing on the ground.

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Laura Liu He, Asia correspondent, MarketWatch and Wall Street Journal digital network.

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Sophia Chan, teacher, University of Hong Kong

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Sharon Anne Lee, in between jobs

Here are their comments, in their own words:

On the protesters:

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On their goals:

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 On the future:

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 On social media:

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On China's censorship: 

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On economic and day-to-day impacts:

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Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.

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