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Hong Kong: Protesters arrested as general strike hits city

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
September 02, 2019 at 20:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters were seen being arrested by police as they were taking part in a general strike that hit Hong Kong on Monday.

Footage shows some demonstrators being held down and handcuffed by police officers despite resisting, while others had to sit on the ground as they were facing a wall.

As the summer break reached its end, thousands of students announced a two-week boycott of university and secondary school classes on Monday. The strike was reportedly joined by trade unions, professional associations and workers, among others.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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Protesters were seen being arrested by police as they were taking part in a general strike that hit Hong Kong on Monday.

Footage shows some demonstrators being held down and handcuffed by police officers despite resisting, while others had to sit on the ground as they were facing a wall.

As the summer break reached its end, thousands of students announced a two-week boycott of university and secondary school classes on Monday. The strike was reportedly joined by trade unions, professional associations and workers, among others.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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