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Sun Jan 19, 2020, 08:19 AM

Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashes

Source: AP

By ALICE FUNG and CAROL MANG

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Sunday, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party.

Police fired tear gas near the park, known as Chater Garden, after some protesters attacked plainclothes officers — a return to the violence that has roiled the Chinese territory off and on for months.

Sporting their movement’s trademark black clothing and face masks, rally participants had earlier packed into Chater Garden, located near the city’s Legislative Council building. They held up signs that read “Free Hong Kong” and waved American and British flags.

“We want real universal suffrage,” the protesters chanted. “Disband the police force, free Hong Kong!”



Riot police detain protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 09:02 AM

1. Chinese government attacking their people

It's the same everywhere.

Do you know who our governments don't attack? The filthy rich and their stolen loot collection points.

Instead of protesting political figures and locations, we need to disrupt the filthy rich means of stealing our national wealth.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 01:51 PM

2. Well, tRump gave them the nod when they signed the trade deal, do whatever you want to protesters

and we will look the other way.

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