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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong tensions rise after protesters deface Beijing office

Central government says attack touches on 'one country, two systems' line

China's National Emblem was splashed with paint during a protest outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday condemned the violence that took place in the city's key commercial district and town bordering Shenzhen after another weekend of mass protests against a controversial extradition bill.

The march on Sunday was largely peaceful until a group of black-clad activists charged beyond the finish point and attacked Beijing's Liaison Office for the first time since the protests began over a month ago. They splashed black paint on the national emblem outside the building and sprayed graffiti on the exterior walls.

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