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Hong Kong police storm subway with batons as protests rage

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Protesters
in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set
fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed a subway car
and hit passengers with batons and pepper spray in scenes that seem
certain to inflame tensions further in a city riven by nearly three
months of pro-democracy demonstrations. Police had denied permission
for a march to mark the fifth anniversary of a decision by China
against fully democratic elections in Hong Kong, but protesters took
to the streets anyway, as they have all summer. They provoked and
obstructed police repeatedly but generally retreated once riot
officers moved in, avoiding some of the direct clashes that
characterized earlier protests.

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