It is a pity that chaos and violence returned after a brief respite. The protests moved inside festive shopping malls. Santa Claus and revellers were replaced by black-clad protesters and police with riot gear. Photo: AP
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Christmas clashes are a sad reminder of need for effective solutions

  • The world looked on as chaos and violence returned after a brief respite, dealing yet another blow to the city’s image – and underlining why a better strategy is required to tackle social unrest
It is a pity that chaos and violence returned after a brief respite. The protests moved inside festive shopping malls. Santa Claus and revellers were replaced by black-clad protesters and police with riot gear. Photo: AP
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