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Violence in Hong Kong: protesters call for independent commission of inquiry


The tension has mounted a notch with clashes between protesters and police, who accuse each other of violence, Sunday, August 10, in Hong Kong.

After the 10th weekend of violence-ridden demonstrations, pro-democracy activists observed one minute of silence on Monday, August 12, before calling the police to account, as reported by our correspondent.

They demand an independent commission of inquiry after a protester lost the use of her right eye after a flashball shot. They also denounce the use of tear gas and arrests in violence - about 600 since the beginning of demonstrations in June.

For its part, the police justified the use of such violence by the need to protect themselves from "extremely violent" protesters, who use "lethal" weapons.

Source: france24

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