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Watch 400 Protesters Arrested Hong Kong New Year’s Day Rally News Video

Watch 400 Protesters Arrested Hong Kong New Year’s Day Rally News Video

“Around 400 protesters were arrested after a police-approved march attended by tens of thousands of people on New Year’s Day escalated into violence, authorities said.

“The arrests, which police said were for unlawful assembly and possession of offensive weapons, came after officers fired several rounds of tear gas as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous city continued into the new year.

“The Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK showed pepper spray and tear gas being deployed against demonstrators in the busy commercial district of Wan Chai on Wednesday afternoon as protesters marched from Victoria Park into the central business district.”

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