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‘Fire on the streets’: reports more than 200 arrested in Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong: More than 200 people are estimated to have been arrested during anti-government protests on Sunday night.

Police have not released a tally but said around midnight that they were conducting dispersal and arrest operations after giving repeated warnings. They said the protesters chanted slogans and built barriers to block roads in the city’s Mongkok district, and set fires on some streets.

Police arrest anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, early Monday, May 11, 2020

Police arrest anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, early Monday, May 11, 2020Credit:AP

A pro-democracy movement that paralysed Hong Kong for months last year has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases. The government recently decided to allow public gatherings of eight people, up from four previously.

The Apple Daily newspaper said more than 200 people were arrested, and the South China Morning Post put the total at more than 250. Both cited unnamed sources. Police were expected to release official numbers later.

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