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Riot police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

China warns it ‘will not sit by idly’
Riot police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday during a second consecutive night of clashes, as China delivered fresh warnings over the unrest.
The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city is reeling from two months of protests and violence triggered by opposition to a planned extradition law.
In the latest unrest, police fired tear gas shells at protesters who were approaching their lines in Sheung Wan district.
The clashes were short-lived as protesters rushed into the subway and moved to a new location — the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay.
The latest unrest came as China’s official Xinhua news agency published a commentary saying “ugly forces” were threatening the country’s “bottom line”.
“The Central government will not sit by idly and let this situation continue,” the agency wrote.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/riot-police-fire-tear-gas-at-hong-kong-protesters/article28817303.ece

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