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Hong Kong protests: Fresh scuffles near government offices

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October 16: Police and protesters in Hong Kong have scuffled for a second night as a group of demonstrators tried to re-occupy a main road near government buildings.

Police used pepper spray to try and clear the area and arrested two people they said were obstructing officers.

The unrest comes after more serious clashes on Wednesday during which some police officers were filmed beating and kicking an unarmed protester.

Police are investigating the incident, which has sparked public outrage.

The US has called for a “swift, transparent, and complete investigation”.

“We renew our call for the Hong Kong government to show restraint, and for protesters to continue to express their views peacefully,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

In a separate development, the BBC’s English-language news website has been blocked in mainland China.

It was unclear whether the blackout was connected with the HongKong situation but the BBC said it appeared to be deliberate censorship.

Source: BBC 

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