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Clashes Mar Christmas Celebrations in Hong Kong

Plain clothed police officers arrest protesters in a mall during Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Thousands…

Christmas festivities turned tense in Hong Kong late Wednesday when police fired tear gas and used pepper spray on anti-government protesters and made arrests amid a second day of hostile confrontations.

The latest clash came as the semi-autonomous city’s Beijing-appointed leader, Carrie Lam, condemned what she called “reckless and selfish rioters” for ruining the celebrations. The Hong Kong CEO said the government would “make sure those who break the law suffer the consequences.”

Plain clothed police officers arrest protesters in a mall during Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, Dec. 24, 2019.

The clashes occurred as activists held flash mob read more >>>

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