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Hong Kong tensions rise again

Thomas Peter, Reuters

Posted at Aug 22 2019 12:12 AM

Hong Kong tensions rise again

Protesters use fire extinguishers at riot police during a standoff at Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, the same site where an attack on protesters by suspected triad gang members occurred a month ago. The protests, which started out as a call to scrap a proposed extradition bill, has grown to a call for sweeping changes in the Special Administrative Region and threatens to hit the economy of both Hong Kong and mainland China.