Black-clad protesters fought street battles with riot police in Hong Kong yesterday during a protest in retaliation for an attack by suspected triad gangs on activists and commuters last Sunday.
Defying a police ban,
By nightfall, many of the protesters had left the scene, though a hardened group battled police around the train station late last night.
Hong Kong has been convulsed by demonstrations triggered by a controversial Bill which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China but which have evolved into a call for wider democratic reforms and a halt to sliding freedoms. Another protest is planned today on Hong Kong Island.
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