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In Hong Kong, calm returns after clash over vendors, but tensions remain

In Hong Kong, calm returns after clash over vendors, but tensions remain

One night after violence erupted in Hong Kong over police treatment of snack vendors, sixth-grader Kumquat Chan was back by his parents’ side selling stinky tofu at the wildly popular but unlicensed food bazaar that has long been a local custom during the Lunar New Year holidays.

“I hope the government gives us some room to survive,” said Kumquat. “This is a Hong Kong tradition that should be preserved.”

Calm returned Tuesday to the heart of Mong Kok, a popular shopping district where a standoff over officials’ crackdown on Kumquat and other hawkers turned into full-blown street battles Monday night, marking the city’s worst unrest...

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