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Hong Kong Christmas Eve Clashes See About Two Dozen Injured

  • Fire set at subway station entrance; HSBC building vandalized
  • More demonstrations are being planned for New Year’s Day
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Hong Kong Unrest Eases After Tense Sunday
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Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at crowds in popular shopping districts on Christmas Eve in confrontations that left about two dozen people injured as protesters took to streets and malls to demand greater democracy.

Officers used the gas to disperse demonstrators in Mong Kok and outside the Peninsula Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. They also clashed with protesters inside shopping malls, where they used pepper spray and made multiple arrests. Hundreds of demonstrators, many wearing masks, turned up at multiple locations and set a fire at a subway station entrance.