Hong Kong commercial centers paralyzed as protesters, police exchange petrol bombs and tear gas


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7 Min ReadHONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades. Police fired round after round of tear gas and protesters took cover behind umbrellas between the local headquarters of China’s People’s Liberation Army and the government. “We have to keep protesting, we cannot let China take back Hong Kong now,” said Evelyn, a 25-year-old asset manager, chanting “gangster” at police outside a subway station across the harbor from the central business area in Kowloon district. I absolutely cannot live under Chinese rule.” The protests, which at one point blocked three key roads, came on the fifth anniversary of a decision by China to curtail democratic reforms and rule out universal suffrage in Hong Kong, a former British colony that was returned to China in 1997. Hong Kong will end.” There have been frequent clashes between protesters and police, who have fired tear gas and rubber bullets amid accusations of excessive force.

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