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Dozens Arrested as Mass Hong Kong Rally Keeps Heat on Carrie Lam

  • Clashes between protesters, police erupt at Sha Tin mall
  • Lam vows she will remain in office and continue tenure
Riot police confront demonstrators inside New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin, Hong Kong.
Riot police confront demonstrators inside New Town Plaza shopping mall in Shatin, Hong Kong.Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong police arrested more than 40 people after attempts to clear the remnants of a mass anti-government march resulted in dramatic clashes with demonstrators inside a suburban shopping mall, piling more pressure on embattled leader Carrie Lam.

Scuffles broke out in New Town Plaza as police moved to clear stragglers from a rally earlier Sunday in Sha Tin, a popular destination for locals and visitors from China and home to one of the city’s horse racing tracks. Rally organizers said 110,000 people had turned out to protest the city’s chief executive and her controversial bid to allow extraditions to the mainland, while police estimated the crowd at 28,000.