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Hong Kong - "Marginal Violence" Fails To Win More Protest Support

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Today there were more than 16 hours of continuous violent rioting by small groups of black clad "protesters":

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has addressed the press after a day of violence in which at least one protester has been shot with a live round, while another man was set on fire during a dispute, as clashes continue across the city.
She condemns the actions of protesters, warning them that it is "wishful thinking" to expect that the government will yield to their political demands if faced with violence.

Commuters are facing transport chaos and disruption. Major thoroughfares across several districts have been blocked and MTR services suspended after objects were thrown onto the tracks of the East Rail line, a fire was set on a train at Kwai Fong and protesters vandalised several other stations.

Today's rampage comes after a "protester" died when he fell from a floor in a parking garage. The rioters claim that police was involved in the incident but surveillance footage shows that the man was all alone. 

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Comment by Ed Price
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It says, "Today's rampage comes after a 'protester' died when he fell from a floor in a parking garage." Did he fall up and hit the ceiling? Or did he slip through a hole, and die in the frigid airlessness of space? I mean, how much closer to the floor can you be than to be on it?