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As it happened: tear gas fired amid street brawls between rival camps in North Point, after day of protest violence in Hong Kong

  • City's 15th straight weekend of protests sees police deploy tear gas and water cannons as illegal march in city centre descends into violence
  • Protesters earlier occupied roads near government headquarters and threw petrol bombs before bringing fight to Wan Chai 
Photo: Sam Tsang
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Beijing has said the protesters in Hong Kong should not expect the West to solve their problems. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘West can’t solve your problems,’ China’s Communist Party tells Hong Kong protesters

  • Those who ‘call on people to take to the streets’ have nothing to offer but ‘empty words of democracy and freedom’, Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission says in commentary published on social media
  • Western nations ‘can’t even solve their domestic problems … it is a fantasy to ask them to help people thousands of miles away’, it says
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Beijing has said the protesters in Hong Kong should not expect the West to solve their problems. Photo: Sam Tsang
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