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Police clear barricades, fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas at protesters in the Tai Wai district of Hong Kong on Saturday, August 10.

They also moved to clear barricades, which anti-government demonstrators have been using to block roads in the territory. Increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to the central government in Beijing.

The protests began after Hong Kong's government tried introducing an extradition bill that would have allowed defendants to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The bill has been suspended, but protesters have stepped up their demands and are now calling for greater democracy and Lam's resignation.

(Source: Reuters)

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