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Protest violence in Hong Kong is a 'political virus,' says Beijing


China warned Hong Kong protesters Wednesday it would not tolerate them “stirring up trouble again” in the semi-autonomous territory that was rocked by months of pro-democracy demonstrations last year.

Mass arrests of protesters and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus outbreak in the financial hub have stifled the protest movement, but small demonstrations have been held in recent weeks as contagion fears ease. 

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Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse protesters last Friday after a largely peaceful public holiday. 



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