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Thousands march in Hong Kong against China "repression" after grim 2018

Pro-independence supporters take part in an annual New Year's Day march in Hong Kong on Jan.1, 2019.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms.

Over the past year, countries such as the United States and Britain have expressed concerns about a number of incidents they say have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.

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