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Hong Kong: General strike ends in violent clashes

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
November 11, 2019 at 15:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

A general strike ended in violent clashes in Hong Kong on Monday.

Protesters blocked roads, halted MTR services and vandalised a Chinese bank branch before riot police stepped in using pepper spray and batons.

Firefighters were called to put out small blazes.

Two people were seriously injured during Monday's demonstrations. A police officer shot an unarmed student at close range, while a pro-Beijing protester was doused in flammable liquid set on fire after arguing with protesters.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities.

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A general strike ended in violent clashes in Hong Kong on Monday.

Protesters blocked roads, halted MTR services and vandalised a Chinese bank branch before riot police stepped in using pepper spray and batons.

Firefighters were called to put out small blazes.

Two people were seriously injured during Monday's demonstrations. A police officer shot an unarmed student at close range, while a pro-Beijing protester was doused in flammable liquid set on fire after arguing with protesters.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities.

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