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Hong Kong Pro-Independence Movement Faces Crackdown

HeadlineNov 07, 2016

In Hong Kong, police fired pepper spray against thousands of demonstrators who flooded the streets to protest a crackdown by China’s central government on the city’s independence movement. The clashes came after authorities said they would bar a pair of elected officials from taking office, after the two pledged allegiance to the “Hong Kong nation” and displayed a banner reading “Hong Kong is not China” during a swearing-in ceremony in October.

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