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Hong Kong protests

72 injured as Hong Kong police clash with protesters

Lawmakers delay extradition debate after tear gas used on crowd

Protesters in Hong Kong react after police fired tear gas on them during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill on Wednesday. Authorities said some protesters hurled objects -- including bricks, iron bars and road barriers -- at the police, injuring some officers.   © Kyodo

HONG KONG -- Protests in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China turned violent on Wednesday afternoon, with police firing rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds that had surrounded the city's main government compound.

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority told Nikkei that 72 people were injured as of Wednesday evening, with two in serious condition.

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