Hong Kong: police fire teargas as thousands march in Yuen Long

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Activists defy police ban to stage protest at site of last weekend’s violent clash

A peaceful march in the town of Yuen Long to condemn an attack by suspected gang members on commuters turned violent as Hong Kong riot police fired teargas and rubber bullets on the crowd and used batons to beat protesters.

On Saturday, the government said 11 men had been arrested, aged between 18 and 68, for unlawful assembly, possession of an offensive weapon, assaulting a police officer and assault. In a statement it said: “Police condemn the deliberate attacks by violent protestors and will investigate all illegal and violent acts.”

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