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Hong Kong protests

Riot police fire tear gas, move into Hong Kong's parliament building

Hundreds of demonstrators earlier stormed Legislative Council office

Police surround Hong Kong's Legislative Council building in the early hours of July 2, after clearing out protesters who had earlier stormed the building. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

HONG KONG -- Riot police fired tear gas at protesters outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council office early Tuesday and moved into the parliament to clear out demonstrators who earlier stormed the building.

Hundreds of protesters with makeshift shields had broken into the LegCo building late Monday, bringing in materials, railings and other debris to set up barricades inside the building. Some daubed graffiti on the walls.

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