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Protestors face police tear gas in Hong Kong

Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong's new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to add to a backlash that has thrown the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis.

Lam made but it clear on several occasions that you go out that Hong Kong government could handle the situation alone.

USA -based analysts and former officials have seized on the more recent developments involving Apple and Hong Kong.

Ms Tsai has also pledged to assist Hong Kongers facing prosecution for involvement in anti-government protests who seek sanctuary in Taiwan, sparking a rebuke from Beijing to "stop meddling" in the affairs of the city, which was handed back to Beijing by Britain in 1997.

In that statement, the Brussels bloc expressed "great concern" over the escalation of violence in Hong Kong, and called on authorities to show restraint, a proportionate response to the protests and to focus on a political dialogue to defuse tensions.

Hong Kong's High Court has rejected a second effort to invalidate the mask ban but agreed to hear later this month an application by 24 legislators against Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's use of the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance to impose the ban without legislative approval. That symbolizes the five demands of Hong Kong's protest movement for direct elections, amnesty for arrested demonstrators and other wishes.

Since June, the police have arrested 2,363 people, aged between 12 and 83, including 241 in the last four days, for offenses including unlawful assembly, rioting, possession of weapons, assaulting police, criminal damage and obstructing police duty.

The unrest has pummeled tourism and hurt businesses in the global financial hub, further bruising the city's economy as it grapples with the effects of the U.S.

At the start, "I saw two million people".

As with varied campaigns led by train-lumber press against foreign firms for perceived toughen of the democracy circulate in Hong Kong, feedback on China's strictly managed web echoed these of the media. The app displays hotspots on a map of the city that is continuously updated as users report incidents, hence allowing protesters to avoid police. Luxury goods like watches and jewelry are typical purchases by mainland tourists, and also the value of these earnings shrunk by almost half.

An icon of an app "HKmap.live" designed by an outside supplier and available on Apple Inc.'s online store is seen in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The HKmap.live app is being used by protesters during the ongoing, sometimes violent demonstrations.

A 14-year-old boy was shot and injured Friday night during a scuffle between a plainclothes police officer and demonstrators who had attacked his vehicle.

They raised the subject of the Yellow Vest protests in France, saying the country's police force has firsthand and recent experience in dealing with protesters and being under constant criticism from a "malicious fringe of people" for their actions. The hearing was set later this month.

Meanwhile, she told journalists it was "too early" to say whether the anti-mask law was effective or not, AFP reported. Both were released on bail.

-With assistance from Fion Li, Aaron Mc Nicholas, Tian Chen, Jinshan Hong and Stanley James.

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