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Hong Kong extradition protests leaves city in shock

Hong Kong extradition protests leaves city in shock
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Authorities have shut some government offices in Hong Kong s financial district after the worst violence the city has seen in decades.

By Thursday morning the crowds had largely dispersed around government headquarters - where police and protesters had pitched battles on Wednesday.

The protesters are angry about plans to allow extradition to mainland China.

Despite the widespread opposition, the government has not backed down.

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray at crowds which numbered in the tens of thousands along key roads near the Legislative Council Complex on Wednesday.

Seventy-two people aged between 15 and 66 were injured in the violence, including two men who were in critical condition.
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