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Hong Kong police fire warning shots during Mong Kok fishball 'riot'

A government crackdown on illegal street food vendors turned violent in Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as riot police clashed with protesters in the shopping district of Mong Kok.

The disorder erupted following government officials' attempts to evict street vendors who were selling fishballs and other local delicacies during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Traditionally, authorities have turned a blind eye to unlicensed food stalls during the festive period, but authorities took a stronger line against them this year, fencing off areas which had previously been used by the hawkers.
Dozens of protesters hurled bricks and bottles at police who responded with pepper spray and batons. Police also reportedly fired two warning shots during the clashes.
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Hong Kong (CNN)A government crackdown on illegal street food vendors turned violent in Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as riot police clashed with protesters in the shopping district of Mong Kok.

The disorder erupted following government officials' attempts to evict street vendors who were selling fishballs and other local delicacies during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Traditionally, authorities have turned a blind eye to unlicensed food stalls during the festive period, but authorities took a stronger line against them this year, fencing off areas which had previously been used by the hawkers.
Dozens of protesters hurled bricks and bottles at police who responded with pepper spray and batons. Police also reportedly fired two warning shots during the clashes.
Responding to a reporter's question about the shots fired, Hong Kong's highest-ranking official, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying replied: "Everyone has seen what happened on TV... Police were lying on the ground and injured but people kept attacking."
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Only good things will happen in China with Democracy.

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WesternFreedom Post time: 2018-2-22 00:52
Only good things will happen in China with Democracy.

So you still believe democracy exists anywhere in the world today?
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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seneca Post time: 2018-2-22 06:25
So you still believe Communism is humankind's salvation...

Communism and socialism are far better than capitalism. That much is certain.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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