Pro-democracy protesters desecrate a Chinese national flag during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping centre in Sha Tin. Photo: AFP

People’s Daily says Hong Kong protester who trampled national flag was making separatist statement and demands stiffer punishment

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Pro-democracy protesters desecrate a Chinese national flag during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping centre in Sha Tin. Photo: AFP
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