Hong Kong protest

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

HONG KONG: Tens of thou­sands of res­i­dents of this city marched in protest on the 19th an­niver­sary of the fi­nan­cial hub’s re­turn to Chi­nese rule yes­ter­day as ten­sions sim­mer against Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties over the ab­duc­tions of Hong Kong book­sell­ers.

Sev­eral hun­dred scuf­fled with po­lice out­side Gov­ern­ment House, with po­lice us­ing pep­per spray to keep them back. Or­gan­is­ers said 110 000 peo­ple took part in the march.

The city has been un­nerved over the past year by the dis­ap­pear­ances of five book­sell­ers who spe­cialised in works crit­i­cal of Chi­nese lead­ers.

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