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Hong Kong march turns into violent chaos

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, China August 31, 2019. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannons and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

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A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, China August 31, 2019. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannons and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that...more

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, China August 31, 2019. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannons and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A demonstrator walks past a burning barricade during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. Police fired round after round of tear gas and protesters took cover behind umbrellas between the local headquarters of China's People's Liberation Army and the government. Protesters also threw bricks dug up from pathways at police.

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A demonstrator walks past a burning barricade during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. Police fired round after round of tear gas and protesters took cover behind umbrellas between the local headquarters of China's People's Liberation Army and...more

A demonstrator walks past a burning barricade during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. Police fired round after round of tear gas and protesters took cover behind umbrellas between the local headquarters of China's People's Liberation Army and the government. Protesters also threw bricks dug up from pathways at police. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Anti-extradition bill protesters throw bricks as they clash with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters throw bricks as they clash with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters throw bricks as they clash with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Demonstrators use laser pointers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Demonstrators use laser pointers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Demonstrators use laser pointers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Police officers fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police officers fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police officers fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Demonstrators take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Demonstrators take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Demonstrators take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Anti-extradition bill protesters smash a security booth outside Legislative Council Complex during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters smash a security booth outside Legislative Council Complex during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters smash a security booth outside Legislative Council Complex during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A riot police fires tear gas from a balcony at government headquarters to disperse anti-extradition bill protesters during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A riot police fires tear gas from a balcony at government headquarters to disperse anti-extradition bill protesters during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A riot police fires tear gas from a balcony at government headquarters to disperse anti-extradition bill protesters during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition bill protester throws a petrol bomb as he clashes with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester throws a petrol bomb as he clashes with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester throws a petrol bomb as he clashes with riot police during a march in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police officers react after a petrol bomb was thrown by demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police officers react after a petrol bomb was thrown by demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police officers react after a petrol bomb was thrown by demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A priest urges people to join a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A priest urges people to join a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A priest urges people to join a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Riot police use water cannons with blue-dyed water, often used elsewhere to make it easier for police to identify protesters, to disperse anti-extradition bill demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Riot police use water cannons with blue-dyed water, often used elsewhere to make it easier for police to identify protesters, to disperse anti-extradition bill demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Riot police use water cannons with blue-dyed water, often used elsewhere to make it easier for police to identify protesters, to disperse anti-extradition bill demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A demonstrator uses a makeshift shield to take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator uses a makeshift shield to take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator uses a makeshift shield to take cover during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A demonstrator attends a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator attends a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator attends a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Demonstrators attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Demonstrators attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Demonstrators attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A police water cannon sprays water during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A police water cannon sprays water during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A police water cannon sprays water during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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People confront the police officers as they attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People confront the police officers as they attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People confront the police officers as they attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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People attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People attend a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People shout slogans at a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People shout slogans at a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People shout slogans at a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Demonstrators gather during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Demonstrators gather during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Demonstrators gather during a protest in Hong Kong, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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