Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong is spooking Wall Street in early trading Monday, as U.S. stocks continued their recent run of volatility, with the Dow tumbling more than 100 points in early trading, tracking the nearly 2% selloff overnight in Hong Kong amid concerns over China’s move to limit reforms in the Asian financial hub.

The Hong Kong protests were the latest geopolitical flare-up to get Wall Street’s attention, and cause investors to pare back risk-taking. U.S. stocks went on a roller-coaster ride last week and has been dogged by global uncertainty in Iraq, Syria and the Ukraine.

The protests drew a tough response from police who declared them “illegal” and used tear gas after pepper spray and warnings of greater force failed to disperse demonstrators trying to join a sit-in outside the government headquarters.

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