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Hong Kong medics to rally at anti-government protests on Saturday

HONG KONG: Hong Kong medical workers plan to rally in the heart of the city's financial centre on Saturday (Oct 26), angry at perceived police brutality during more than four months of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations.

Protesters have attacked police with petrol bombs, rocks and lasers shone in their eyes. One officer was slashed in the neck with a knife.

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Police have responded with tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and occasional live rounds, wounding several protesters, many of whom received treatment from volunteer medical workers at the roadside.

Medics carry saline solution to flush the eyes of protesters affected by tear gas or pepper spray. (Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace)

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Protesters are angry about what they see as creeping Chinese interference in Hong Kong, which Britain returned to China in 1997 under a "one country, two systems" formula intended to guarantee freedoms that are not enjoyed on the mainland.

China denies meddling. It has accuseRead More – Source

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