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Monday, 07 November 2016 - 10:40
Hong Kong police clash with protesters opposing Chinese intervention in territory's politics
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Demonstrators have clashed with police on the streets of Hong Kong as they protest against Chinese intervention in the autonomous territory's politics.

Police fired pepper spray and protesters threw bottles and road cones during confrontations on Sunday night near China's representative office, where activists had gathered to demonstrate against Beijing's attempts to stop a fledgling independence movement.

A ruling on Monday from a top committee of China's National People's Congress, is expected to effectively bar the recently elected members of Hong Kong's legislature, Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung, from taking office.

The Congress has discussed invoking a rarely used power to interpret Hong Kong's mini "Basic Law" constitution to stop Ms Yau, 25, and Mr Leung, 30, from taking office.
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