Hong Kong police fire warning shots amid riot, dozens injured

February 9, 2016 1:51 AM

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Rioters set fires and threw bricks at police in Hong Kong early Tuesday, injuring officers and shuttering one of the city's busiest subway stations in a clash over illegal food stalls during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday.

Police fired warning shots in the Mong Kok district in a bid to contain protesters who had self-made weapons and shields and also threw bottles, acting district commander Yau Siu-kei told reporters. Forty-four officers were injured, one of whom remains unconscious, with 24 people arrested. He didn't...

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