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Ex-Hong Kong Leader Promotes Bounties on Anti-China Protesters

  • Leung Chun-ying posts link to website offering cash for tips
  • Crowd-funded $127,000 bounties, anonymity offered to tipsters
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Hong Kong’s former leader took to social media to promote a website offering cash bounties to identify protesters who have perpetrated vandalism and violence, including the defacing of Chinese flags and national emblems, as unrest rocks the city.

Leung Chun-ying, who governed the former British colony between 2012 and 2017 and was in power during earlier pro-democracy protests in 2014, posted a link on his personal Facebook page that promised a crowd-funded bounty and anonymity to potential tipsters.