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Protesters hit Hong Kong commute as western powers urge restraint

Protesters hit Hong Kong commute as western powers urge restraintHong Kong protesters struck the city’s transport network for a second day running on Tuesday as western powers voiced concern over spiralling violence after police shot a young demonstrator and another man was set on fire. The flare-up is the latest in the 24 straight weeks of increasingly violent rallies in Hong Kong, aimed at securing greater democratic freedoms from China. Small bands of masked protesters blocked roads, threw objects onto rail tracks and held up subway trains, sparking cat-and-mouse clashes with riot police and renewed chaos throughout the day.



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Guy paints his own arrows on the road, in hopes of speeding up his commute

Guy paints his own arrows on the road, in hopes of speeding up his commuteA Chinese commuter, fed up with a typically congested intersection on his way home, decided to hit on the brilliant idea of changing the arrow markings on the road himself. Police released surveillance footage of the 28-year-old man, named Cai, painting over a left-turning arrow with a can of white spray paint. SEE ALSO: Watch a biker stop traffic to save a teeny kitten He painted an arrow going straight instead, although it's clear that there is a left pocket for turning left just a few metres ahead. Local papers [PDF in Chinese] reported that the man from Jiangsu, China, told the police that he was irritated that his daily bus ride was always stuck going straight at that intersection, while he noticed the left-turning lane was typically empty. "What a brave, dumb guy," said one commenter on Weibo. Maybe he should've done this at night, suggested another. Authorities returned the road to its original state within the day, and fined Cai 1,000 yuan ($ 151) for his inconsiderate act that could have resulted in an accident at the junction. WATCH: This hyperloop-inspired highway hopes to end traffic



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