Hong Kong sees 15th weekend of mass protests
16 September 2019 | 11:58 am
It was just a typical weekend in Hong Kong: tear gas, water cannons, petrol bombs and few signs that protests - now in their fourth month - would fizzle out anytime soon. Sophie Kamaruddin reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
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