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HKFP Lens: May James’ frontline shots from Mong Kok’s police-protester battles

Police say the force used around 20 sponge grenades, 140 rubber bullets and 800 tear gas grenades against protesters who had blocked roads and police stations on Monday during a city-wide strike. Eight districts — Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Wong Tai Sin, North Point, Admiralty, Tai Po, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po and Tsim Sha Tsui — saw demonstrations, with clashes breaking out in some residential neighbourhoods. HKFP’s May James was on the frontlines of the unrest in Mong Kok.

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HKFP Lens: May James' frontline shots from Mong Kok's police-protester battles