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Hong Kong police fire tear gas after protesters throw petrol bombs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the “Lennon Walls” of anti-government messages posted in the Chinese-ruled city in more than three months of unrest. The first volley was fired when protesters hurled two petrol bombs toward an approaching police line. Marchers converged on the town of Tuen Mun, in the west of the New Territories, where some set fire to a Chinese flag as others tore down wooden and metal fences and traffic bollards to build road blocks, at least one of which was set alight. Some smashed fittings at the Light Rail Transit station, dug up bricks and picked up stones from the sides of the ...
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