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Police battle protesters as strike cripples Hong Kong

A protesters uses a slingshot during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protesters uses a slingshot during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protesters uses a slingshot during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police fires tear gas a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police fires tear gas a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police fires tear gas a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An elderly woman is helped by a demonstrator after police fired tear gas during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An elderly woman is helped by a demonstrator after police fired tear gas during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An elderly woman is helped by a demonstrator after police fired tear gas during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Demonstrators attend a rally to support the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Demonstrators attend a rally to support the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Demonstrators attend a rally to support the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway personnel try to prevent a protester from blocking the door of a train as protesters disrupt MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, August 5.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway personnel try to prevent a protester from blocking the door of a train as protesters disrupt MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway personnel try to prevent a protester from blocking the door of a train as protesters disrupt MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A doll left by the protesters lies on the ground as riot police officers block the street during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A doll left by the protesters lies on the ground as riot police officers block the street during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone...more

A doll left by the protesters lies on the ground as riot police officers block the street during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters use umbrellas as they form a barricade during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Protesters use umbrellas as they form a barricade during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Protesters use umbrellas as they form a barricade during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Traffic is seen after protesters placed barricades to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Traffic is seen after protesters placed barricades to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Traffic is seen after protesters placed barricades to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police with a plate during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police with a plate during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police with a plate during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester reacts after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester reacts after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester reacts after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition bill protestor protects himself from falling tear gas canisters using an umbrella in Hardcourt Road, Admiralty, in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

An anti-extradition bill protestor protects himself from falling tear gas canisters using an umbrella in Hardcourt Road, Admiralty, in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

An anti-extradition bill protestor protects himself from falling tear gas canisters using an umbrella in Hardcourt Road, Admiralty, in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Protesters take cover during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Protesters take cover during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Protesters take cover during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms outside Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Protesters attend a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters attend a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters attend a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester covers a tear gas canister fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters react after tear gas was fired by the police during a demonstration in support of the city-wide strike and to call for democratic reforms at Tai Po residential area in Hong Kong, August 5. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Fortress Hill station staff stand in front of gantries as the station is temporary closed due to disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Fortress Hill station staff stand in front of gantries as the station is temporary closed due to disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Fortress Hill station staff stand in front of gantries as the station is temporary closed due to disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A commuter argues with a protester as a train is stalled during disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A commuter argues with a protester as a train is stalled during disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A commuter argues with a protester as a train is stalled during disruption of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters, in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A passenger sits in a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A passenger sits in a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A passenger sits in a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A Mass Transit Railway (MTR) personnel holds up a stop sign towards protesters who are disrupting MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A Mass Transit Railway (MTR) personnel holds up a stop sign towards protesters who are disrupting MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A Mass Transit Railway (MTR) personnel holds up a stop sign towards protesters who are disrupting MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A passenger leaves following a suspension of train services after protesters disrupted Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services, at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A passenger leaves following a suspension of train services after protesters disrupted Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services, at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A passenger leaves following a suspension of train services after protesters disrupted Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services, at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Protesters stand at a door of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train to disrupt its service at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Protesters stand at a door of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train to disrupt its service at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Protesters stand at a door of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train to disrupt its service at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Hong Kong police line up after protersters blocked the Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Hong Kong police line up after protersters blocked the Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Hong Kong police line up after protersters blocked the Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Passengers queue to ride a bus after a service delay in Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Passengers queue to ride a bus after a service delay in Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Passengers queue to ride a bus after a service delay in Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Protesters use barricades to block the road at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Protesters use barricades to block the road at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Protesters use barricades to block the road at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Workers remove barricades that were placed by protesters to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Workers remove barricades that were placed by protesters to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Workers remove barricades that were placed by protesters to block the road, at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Passenger exit a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Passenger exit a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Passenger exit a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A protester uses his hand to prevent the doors of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train from closing during a disruption of MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A protester uses his hand to prevent the doors of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train from closing during a disruption of MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A protester uses his hand to prevent the doors of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) subway train from closing during a disruption of MTR services at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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An anti-extradition bill protester throws a stone at a police station in Tseung Kwan O residential district, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An anti-extradition bill protester throws a stone at a police station in Tseung Kwan O residential district, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An anti-extradition bill protester throws a stone at a police station in Tseung Kwan O residential district, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A demonstrator throws umbrellas into a fire during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A demonstrator throws umbrellas into a fire during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A demonstrator throws umbrellas into a fire during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen among the smoke during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen among the smoke during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen among the smoke during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Police officers fire tear gas towards protesters during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers fire tear gas towards protesters during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers fire tear gas towards protesters during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Demonstrators react as riot police point strong flashlights to their faces after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Demonstrators react as riot police point strong flashlights to their faces after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Demonstrators react as riot police point strong flashlights to their faces after an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police officers advance toward anti-extradition bill protesters during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers advance toward anti-extradition bill protesters during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers advance toward anti-extradition bill protesters during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Police officers hold a banner that warns protesters of tear gas, during an anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers hold a banner that warns protesters of tear gas, during an anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers hold a banner that warns protesters of tear gas, during an anti-extradition protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Anti-extradition bill protesters block a police car on Victoria Road in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Anti-extradition bill protesters block a police car on Victoria Road in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Anti-extradition bill protesters block a police car on Victoria Road in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Demonstrators are seen amidst smoke from tear gas during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Demonstrators are seen amidst smoke from tear gas during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Demonstrators are seen amidst smoke from tear gas during an anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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An anti-extradition demonstrator holds a makeshift shield made out of a road sign during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An anti-extradition demonstrator holds a makeshift shield made out of a road sign during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An anti-extradition demonstrator holds a makeshift shield made out of a road sign during a protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Riot police block off a residential area during an anti-extradition bill protest in Des Voux Road, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019.

Riot police block off a residential area during an anti-extradition bill protest in Des Voux Road, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019.

Riot police block off a residential area during an anti-extradition bill protest in Des Voux Road, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019.
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A demonstrator paints a graffiti reading "Strike on May 1st, the Government is a dog" during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A demonstrator paints a graffiti reading "Strike on May 1st, the Government is a dog" during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A demonstrator paints a graffiti reading "Strike on May 1st, the Government is a dog" during an anti-extradition bill protest in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Anti-extradition bill protesters arrive at Causeway Bay subway station to join the protest, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Anti-extradition bill protesters arrive at Causeway Bay subway station to join the protest, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Anti-extradition bill protesters arrive at Causeway Bay subway station to join the protest, in Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A priest is seen in front of riot police during an anti-extradition bill protest in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A priest is seen in front of riot police during an anti-extradition bill protest in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A priest is seen in front of riot police during an anti-extradition bill protest in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, China, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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