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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow arrested

Pair released on bail vow to continue protests despite cancellation of march

Pro-democracy activists Agnes Chow, left, and Joshua Wong were released on bail after their arrests Aug. 30. (Photos by Ken Kobayashi)

HONG KONG -- Police arrested several prominent pro-democracy activists and politicians in Hong Kong on Friday ahead of a planned rally this weekend that has now been canceled.

Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow Ting, founding members of the pro-democracy group Demosisto, were among those arrested in a tightening clampdown on anti-government protests that were triggered by an extradition bill.

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