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× The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG --- For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of "Les Miserables" proved almost too much to bear.

Audience members wept, dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs, big tears rolling down their cheeks, as a Hong Kong theater troupe, aiming to both comfort and re-energize emotionally…