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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests flare anew as Beijing tightens vise

Six hospitalized and 180 arrested as crowds denounce planned national security law

Protesters flee from tear gas during a May 24 march against China's plans to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied police warnings and coronavirus-era bans on social gatherings to rally Sunday against Beijing's latest attempt to crack down on dissent.

Spurred by the Chinese government's push to pass a national security law for the semiautonomous city, demonstrators gathered in the afternoon outside the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay.

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