Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of October 1 anniversary
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  • 10:30 23 September 2019

Hong Kong cleans up after latest violence ahead of October 1 anniversary

Hong Kong cleaned up on Monday and resumed train services after a weekend of sometimes violent protests that saw pro-democracy activists vandalize a railway station and shopping mall, ONA reports citing Reuters.

Police on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the latest clashes in more than three months of unrest that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

The biggest of several clashes took place in or near Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stations, now a familiar target of attack because stations are often closed at the government’s behest to stop demonstrators from gathering.

Hong Kong also marks the fifth anniversary this weekend of the start of the “Umbrella Movement” pro-democracy protests that failed to wrestle concessions from Beijing.

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