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Hong Kong Protests Ease After Weekend of Arrests, Scuffles

  • No shots were fired but grievances now expanded to Uighurs
  • Monday protest to support group helping protesters financially
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Hong Kong Unrest Eases After Tense Sunday
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Hong Kong’s streets returned to relative normalcy going into the Christmas holiday after a tense weekend in which a police officer drew and pointed his revolver at a protesting crowd but no shots were fired.

Sunday’s incident came after a reported attack on police during a demonstration in support of minority Muslim Uighurs, who have been subject to a crackdown by the Chinese government in the far western region of Xinjiang. There was no escalation beyond what have become routine weekend scuffles and arrests in the Asian financial hub.