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Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties
Hong Kong clashes continue, raising concerns about casualties

Clashes between democracy protesters and police continued for a third day in a row Sunday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighborhood, and leaders of both the government and the 3-week-old civil disobedience movement raised concerns that more casualties may ensue. “The police have been put in a rather impossible position. They have an impossible job to do, maintaining law and order in the neighborhoods that have been affected,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in an interview with broadcaster ATV. Asked repeatedly if there would be a “violent crackdown” to end the demonstrations, Leung said: “I shan’t use the word...

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