Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes




 
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Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes
 
February 9th, 2016  
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Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes
By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014. Demonstrators prised bricks from the sidewalk to hurl at police, while others toppled street signs and set fire to rubbish bins in Mong Kok, a tough, working-class neighborhood just across the harbor from the heart of the Asian financial center. "We have noticed a shift in some members of the public," said Hong Kong Police Commissioner Lo Wai-chung.




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