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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong on edge as protests banned on China's National Day

Pro-democracy wave poised for gains in territory's district council elections

HONG KONG/BEIJING -- Authorities in Hong Kong will not permit organizers to hold a rally Tuesday while the mainland celebrates National Day, stoking fears of further confrontations between police and protesters.

Hong Kong police denied the application by the Civil Human Rights Front, a pro-democracy group, to stage a protest on public streets, citing the risk of violence and threat to public safety. The CHRF unsuccessfully appealed the decision.

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