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Hong Kong: Police response to student pro-democracy protest an alarming sign

Headline Title:  Hong Kong: Alarm over police response to student protest 27 September 2014 The quick use of pepper spray and arrests by Hong Kong police during pro-democracy demonstrations last night and today has renewed fears the authorities will fail to uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and free expression at larger protests planned for next week, Amnesty International said.On Friday night, a week-long sit-in by thousands of students culminated in a group of protesters entering the fenced-off Civic Square in front of the local government’s headquarters, while thousands continued…

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