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Massive Hong Kong Protests Continue to Demand Democratic Reforms

HeadlineJul 29, 2019

In Hong Kong, police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against pro-democracy protesters as mass demonstrations shook the semi-autonomous territory for the eighth straight week. Police say they arrested 49 protesters Sunday. The popular uprising started to demand the withdrawal of an extradition bill that would have sent people from Hong Kong to mainland China to face charges, but demands quickly grew for the resignation of Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, an investigation into violence against demonstrators, and pro-independence reforms.

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