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ANTI-CHINA rioters in Hong Kong attacked government offices with Molotov cocktails today as police responded with tear gas and water cannon.
Black-shirted marchers in masks bore British and US flags as they paraded through the central business district of the special autonomous region, which has been rocked by protests of immense size for months over a now-dropped extradition Bill. Organisers have claimed attendances of over two million for the largest anti-China demos, though police estimates put them at around 300,000. Attendances of half a million have been reported for pro-China counter-demonstrations decrying the increasing violence of the protests.
Some smashed shop windows, others tore down security cameras and vandalised metro stations while hundreds laid siege to the government offices, hurling bricks and petrol bombs at the police lines. Crowds burned Chinese flags and banners celebrating the 70th anniversary of China’s socialist revolution, which falls on October 1.
Others marched to the British consulate, where they sang God Save the Queen and chanted: “UK Save Hong Kong.”
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