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Monday, Aug 10, 2020

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray at protesters as they make hundreds of arrests

Police in Hong Kong have arrested around 300 people - firing pepper spray to disperse crowds of pro-democracy protesters as the legislature began debating a bill which would make it illegal to insult or abuse the Chinese national anthem.
Campaigners say the law would restrict freedom of expression - but Beijing claims it's aimed at protecting the country's dignity. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.

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