Calm broken as clashes break out in Hong Kong malls
17 December 2019 | 6:06 am
Hong Kong police use pepper spray and make multiple arrests as small groups of black-clad pro-democracy protesters targeted some of the city's malls, ending a rare lull in violence.
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