Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawalHong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government’s promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About 2,000 angry protesters surrounded the police station in the crowded, working-class district of Mong Kok late Friday for a second straight night, demanding accountability over a violent police raid on the nearby Prince Edward subway station on Aug. 31. Police set up barriers at the entrance of the police station and later fired tear gas and rubber bullets to ward off the crowd, many of whom wore masks and used umbrellas to shield themselves.



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