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Police use tear gas, rubber bullets on protesters in Hong Kong streets

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong stormed key city roads in the face of tear gas and rubber bullets Wednesday after days of heightened tensions over the government s plan to push forward a bill that would allow extraditions to China. It is the second time in five years that Hong Kong s main roads have been occupied in defiance of Beijing s tightening control on the semiautonomous city. Hong Kong s Harcourt Road, a major thoroughfare tying the city together, was the scene of major street battles between the young protesters and police throughout the afternoon. The protesters, many of them young people dressed in black, started surrounding the building...

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