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Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules
Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules

Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election. Demonstrators have promised a wave of civil disobedience in the semi-autonomous Chinese region, although it remains unclear whether they can sustain the momentum against tremendous pressure from Beijing. Monday’s fracas broke out at a conference center where Li Fei, deputy secretary general of China’s National People’s Congress standing committee, came to defend the election framework announced Sunday by his panel. As he approached the lectern to begin his speech, Hong Kong lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung began...

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