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Pro-Hong Kong rally in Melbourne turns violent amid clashes with China supporters

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Victoria police say they will not tolerate ‘those who break the law or engage in antisocial or violent behaviour’Two men have been interviewed by police after a clash between pro-Hong Kong and pro-China demonstrators at a rally in Melbourne’s CBD turned violent.Hundreds gathered outside the State Library on Swanston Street from about 7pm on Friday for a planned rally in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. It turned violent when a group of pro-China protesters arrived. The event was estimated to have attracted 600 people at its peak. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/17/pro-hong-kong-rally-in-melbourne-turns-violent-amid-clashes-with-china-supporters

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Publish date : 2019-08-17 00:28:17

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