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Thousands tear gassed in Hong Kong

Published:Monday | September 29, 2014 | 10:59 AM

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defied fresh volleys of tear gas early this morning as authorities tried to quell spreading unrest.



Overnight, riot police advanced on crowds who ignored official warnings that the demonstrations were illegal.



Protesters are angry at Chinese government plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections.



Hong Kong's chief executive reassured the public that rumours the Chinese army might intervene were untrue.



Thousands of protesters remained camped out around the government complex overnight, despite appeals for them to go home.



Many have erected barricades.



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