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Hong Kong braces for mass protests over weekend ahead of China National Day

A series of pro- and anti-Beijing protests is planned ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday

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Filr Photo: People gather at a public park ahead of a planned demonstration in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 | Photo: AP/PTI

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were planning to rebuild "Lennon Walls" of anti-government graffiti on Saturday as they mark the fifth anniversary of the "Umbrella" street movement that gridlocked the Chinese-ruled city for weeks.
 
A series of pro- and anti-Beijing protests is planned ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday, including at the consulate of former colonial power Britain.

Anti-government protesters have attacked the legislature, Beijing's main Liaison Office, occupied the airport, thrown petrol bombs at police, vandalised metro stations and set street fires in more than three months of unrest.

Police have responded with tear gas,

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 12:28 PM IST

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