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Violence escalates in Hong Kong protests

Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. The 23-year-old says he was picked on at random and beaten to the ground as he tried to make his way home from work. Hong Kong police faced criticism for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters from an attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train station on the weekend.   

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Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. The 23-year-old says he was picked on at random and beaten to the ground as he tried to make his way home from work. Hong Kong...more

Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. The 23-year-old says he was picked on at random and beaten to the ground as he tried to make his way home from work. Hong Kong police faced criticism for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters from an attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train station on the weekend. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22. ''It was really scary at that time, I just did not realize what was happening. I just know I was attacked by canes, by rods, and then once again the ropes. I wasn't clear what was really hitting me, because I was trying to protect myself and I was unable to see anything. But I did see them holding those things before. It's hard to say what hit me, but I am now covered in bruises, everyone can see it clearly. I was scared. What I felt most was fear.''

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Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22. ''It was really scary at that time, I just did not realize what was happening. I just know I was attacked by canes, by rods, and then once...more

Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, China July 22. ''It was really scary at that time, I just did not realize what was happening. I just know I was attacked by canes, by rods, and then once again the ropes. I wasn't clear what was really hitting me, because I was trying to protect myself and I was unable to see anything. But I did see them holding those things before. It's hard to say what hit me, but I am now covered in bruises, everyone can see it clearly. I was scared. What I felt most was fear.'' REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Men in white t-shirts and carrying poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong, July 22. Sunday's attack came during a night of escalating violence that opened new fronts in Hong Kong's widening crisis over an extradition bill that could see people from the territory sent to China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts.

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Men in white t-shirts and carrying poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong, July 22. Sunday's attack came during a night of escalating violence that opened new fronts in Hong...more

Men in white t-shirts and carrying poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong, July 22. Sunday's attack came during a night of escalating violence that opened new fronts in Hong Kong's widening crisis over an extradition bill that could see people from the territory sent to China for trial in Communist Party-controlled courts. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21. Some politicians and activists have linked Hong Kong's shadowy network of triad criminal gangs to political intimidation and violence in recent years, sometimes against pro-democracy activists and critics of Beijing.


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Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21. Some politicians and activists have linked Hong Kong's shadowy network of triad criminal gangs to political...more

Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21. Some politicians and activists have linked Hong Kong's shadowy network of triad criminal gangs to political intimidation and violence in recent years, sometimes against pro-democracy activists and critics of Beijing. Courtesy of Stand News/via REUTERS
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Men in white t-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacked anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Men in white t-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacked anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Men in white t-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacked anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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The office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho is seen destroyed by anti-extradition supporters in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho is seen destroyed by anti-extradition supporters in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho is seen destroyed by anti-extradition supporters in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A pro-government supporter is warned by anti-extradition supporters to leave the office building of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A pro-government supporter is warned by anti-extradition supporters to leave the office building of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A pro-government supporter is warned by anti-extradition supporters to leave the office building of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A pro-government supporter scuffles with an anti-extradition supporter outside pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan office in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A pro-government supporter scuffles with an anti-extradition supporter outside pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan office in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A pro-government supporter scuffles with an anti-extradition supporter outside pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan office in Hong Kong, July 22. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21, in this still image obtained from a social media live video. Courtesy of Stand News/Social Media via REUTERS

Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21, in this still image obtained from a social media live video. Courtesy of Stand News/Social Media via REUTERS

Men in white t-shirts and face masks attack anti-extradition bill demonstrators and reporters at a train station in Hong Kong, July 21, in this still image obtained from a social media live video. Courtesy of Stand News/Social Media via REUTERS
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An anti-extradition bill demonstrator picks up a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill demonstrator picks up a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill demonstrator picks up a tear gas canister during clashes with riot police after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police clash with anti-extradition demonstrators, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Riot police clash with anti-extradition demonstrators, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Riot police clash with anti-extradition demonstrators, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Anti-extradition bill demonstrators react as riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill demonstrators react as riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill demonstrators react as riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition bill demonstrator receives medical attention after riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill demonstrator receives medical attention after riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill demonstrator receives medical attention after riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A National Emblem splashed with paint after anti-extradition bill protest is seen outside Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A National Emblem splashed with paint after anti-extradition bill protest is seen outside Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A National Emblem splashed with paint after anti-extradition bill protest is seen outside Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition demonstrators have tear gas fired at them while they clash with riot police, after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition demonstrators have tear gas fired at them while they clash with riot police, after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition demonstrators have tear gas fired at them while they clash with riot police, after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters spray wall of Chinese Liaison Office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Protesters spray wall of Chinese Liaison Office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Protesters spray wall of Chinese Liaison Office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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An anti-extradition demonstrator runs, after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition demonstrator runs, after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition demonstrator runs, after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition demonstrators hold makeshift shields, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Anti-extradition demonstrators hold makeshift shields, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Anti-extradition demonstrators hold makeshift shields, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A barricade burns as riot police stand guard, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A barricade burns as riot police stand guard, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A barricade burns as riot police stand guard, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester sprays CCTV camera outside the Chinese liaison office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A protester sprays CCTV camera outside the Chinese liaison office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su

A protester sprays CCTV camera outside the Chinese liaison office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Anti-extradition demonstrators march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition demonstrators march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition demonstrators march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, July 21. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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