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Lawmakers on Each side Blame the Other in Hong Kong Protests

Lawmakers on Each side Blame the Other in Hong Kong Protests

Monday, 26 August 2019 02:38 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — Lawmakers on each side of Hong Kong's political divide say the other side bears responsibility after violence during anti-government protests over the weekend.

Pro-government members of the Legislative Council on Monday condemned the violence by protesters who blocked streets, threw gasoline bombs and assaulted police officers.

Pro-democracy legislators said the government and the police need to take responsibility, the former for introducing the extradition legislation that sparked the protests and the latter for selective enforcement of the law targeting government opponents.

Protesters clashed with police, who used tear gas to clear the streets on Saturday and Sunday. The protesters are demanding democratic elections and an independent inquiry into alleged police violence in breaking up demonstrations.

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