Hong Kong Police pepper sprays protesters, China blocks BBC's website

October 16, 2014 2:56 PM

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Hong Kong Police pepper sprays protesters, China blocks BBC's website

Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Thursday to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police beating of a protester a day earlier.

At police headquarters in the nearby entertainment district of Wan Chai, hundreds of people gathered outside to express outrage at the beating, with dozens queuing to lodge formal complaints.

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