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Hong Kong Police Disperse Protesters Gathered at City Mall

  • Demonstrations gather steam after months of quiet amid virus
  • Protesters gather at mall, defying social distancing measure
Demonstrators gather during a protest inside Cityplaza shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 26.
Demonstrators gather during a protest inside Cityplaza shopping mall in Hong Kong on April 26.Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong police dispersed hundreds of protesters in a shopping mall over the weekend, the second demonstration in just three days as the pro-democracy movement attempts to regain momentum despite Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

The protesters congregated on several floors of the Cityplaza mall in the Taikoo Shing neighborhood of eastern Hong Kong Island on Sunday in defiance of a regulation banning groups of more than four people that was put in place amid the global pandemic.