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Hong Kong protests

Uighur support rally in Hong Kong sparks clashes

Hong Kong protesters hold East Turkestan Uyghur flags at a rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights in Hong Kong, China, Dec. 22.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) -- Hong Kong riot police pepper sprayed protesters to disperse crowds in the heart of the city's financial district on Sunday after a largely peaceful rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic.

Dozens of police marched across a public square overlooking Hong Kong's harbour to face off with protesters who hurled glass bottles and rocks at them.

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