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Hong Kong students boycott classes after call for general strike

An anti-extradition bill protester is detained by riot police during a protest outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester is detained by riot police during a protest outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester is detained by riot police during a protest outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. Hong Kong school and university students boycotted classes and held rallies for a second straight day, calling for what protesters call their "five demands." Other than the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill, protesters want the retraction of the word "riot" to describe rallies, the release of all arrested demonstrators, an independent inquiry into the police and the right for Hongkongers to democratically choose their own leaders.

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Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. Hong Kong school and university students boycotted classes and held rallies for a second straight day, calling for what protesters call their "five...more

Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. Hong Kong school and university students boycotted classes and held rallies for a second straight day, calling for what protesters call their "five demands." Other than the formal withdrawal of the extradition bill, protesters want the retraction of the word "riot" to describe rallies, the release of all arrested demonstrators, an independent inquiry into the police and the right for Hongkongers to democratically choose their own leaders. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Secondary school students form a human chain against extradition bill in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Placards are pictured during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Placards are pictured during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Placards are pictured during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A man holds a placard as he takes part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A man holds a placard as he takes part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A man holds a placard as he takes part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Police officers argue with a protester during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police officers argue with a protester during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Police officers argue with a protester during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A protester holds a banner during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A protester holds a banner during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A protester holds a banner during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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An anti-extradition bill protester receives medical attention after tear gas and pepper spray was used by riot police during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester receives medical attention after tear gas and pepper spray was used by riot police during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester receives medical attention after tear gas and pepper spray was used by riot police during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition bill protester shouts and gestures during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester shouts and gestures during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester shouts and gestures during a protest, outside Mong Kok police station, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People hold placards as they take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People hold placards as they take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People hold placards as they take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A four-metre-tall statue called 'Lady Liberty Hong Kong' is seen during student protests at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A four-metre-tall statue called 'Lady Liberty Hong Kong' is seen during student protests at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A four-metre-tall statue called 'Lady Liberty Hong Kong' is seen during student protests at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree...more

A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People take part in a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Healthcare staff hold placards to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Healthcare staff hold placards to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Healthcare staff hold placards to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Riot police wait at a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station as commuters walk past to catch a subway train, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Riot police wait at a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station as commuters walk past to catch a subway train, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Riot police wait at a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station as commuters walk past to catch a subway train, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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An employee of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system holds a 'stop' sign at a station in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

An employee of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system holds a 'stop' sign at a station in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

An employee of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system holds a 'stop' sign at a station in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People point flashlights during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People point flashlights during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

People point flashlights during a general strike at Tamar Park in front of the government buildings in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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A healthcare staff holds a placard which reads "Saline water and scissors are not weapons", as other staff members participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A healthcare staff holds a placard which reads "Saline water and scissors are not weapons", as other staff members participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital,...more

A healthcare staff holds a placard which reads "Saline water and scissors are not weapons", as other staff members participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree...more

A patient is wheeled as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against the police brutality during the anti extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest against the extradition bill at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students boycott their classes as they take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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School students shout slogans as they boycott their classes to take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students shout slogans as they boycott their classes to take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School students shout slogans as they boycott their classes to take part in a protest in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Students cover their eyes as they protest at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Students cover their eyes as they protest at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Students cover their eyes as they protest at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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