EU calls for 'inclusive dialogue' over Hong Kong tensions

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BRUSSELS: The European Union on Saturday (Aug 17) called for 'inclusive dialogue' to calm tensions in Hong Kong, where ten weeks of protests have ...

which had begun over a plan to allow extraditions to mainland China but have widened into a broader call for more rights in the semi-autonomous city.The new marches came as thousands of pro-government supporters - many waving Chinese flags - gathered in a park to condemn their opponents and support the police, a stark illustration of the polarisation now coursing through the city.

Over the past 10 weeks, millions of people have hit the streets while clashes have broken out between police and small groups of hardcore protesters."For the last two months, large numbers of citizens have been exercising their fundamental right of assembly," the EU diplomatic chief said. "However, there has recently been a rising number of unacceptable violent incidents, with risks of further violence and instability."

 

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