Hong Kong violence escalates as police and protesters clash in metro stations

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Metro stations in Hong Kong resumed regular service on Monday and streets were being cleaned of debris as the city recovered from another night of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police.

Ramping up the use of force against protesters, police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters across the territory on Sunday and staged baton charges in flashpoints in downtown Hong Kong and in working class districts.

Protesters threw two petrol bombs, which police said injured an officer, and used flash-mob strategy, withdrawing when pressed to reappear elsewhere, to combat police.

Police stormed a number of underground train stations, firing tear gas and arresting protesters.

Footage on social media showed riot police with truncheons chasing protesters into Tai Koo station, where officers apparently fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters.



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