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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police shoot water cannon as protesters set fires

Arrests of prominent activists seen as fuel for demonstrators

A demonstrator stands next to a burning barricade during a protest in Hong Kong on Aug. 31.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police deployed water cannon and tear gas near the city's government headquarters Saturday as protesters held demonstrations for a 13th straight weekend, which many believe were fueled by the arrests of prominent pro-democracy activists the day before.

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