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Tens of thousands have challenged the government's ban. Vandalized shops and branches of banks linked to China. A 12-year-old girl is also arrested. The police enter two universities without the permission of those responsible. The People’s Liberation Army uses police signs. reports citing AsiaNews that tens of thousands of people marched yesterday in the streets of central Hong Kong, with their faces covered, challenging the government's ban on using masks to hide their faces.

Despite heavy rain, they paraded through the streets of downtown and Kowloon peacefully until late afternoon. Later, radical fringes took over destroying shop windows and branches of banks linked to China, building barricades, throwing Molotov cocktails at policemen, destroying underground stations (MTR).

The police made a dozen arrests, including a 12-year-old girl. The police also entered the Chinese University and the Baptist University making arrests among the students, without asking any permission from the school leaders.

It should also be noted that yesterday, for the first time, Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers, stationed in Hong Kong, exhibited a yellow sign - similar to the police one - warning the demonstrators who were participating in an illegal action.

2019.10.07 / 11:53
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