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7/13, 2:41 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Fresh protests break out in HK over parallel traders

Protestors clashed with police in Hong Kong over traders from mainland China who resell goods bought in Hong Kong at a profit in China, media reported on Saturday.

The clashes took place in Sheung Shui, a town near the border crossing with China. They initially started out as a peaceful protest march against so-called "parallel traders," who cross the border to buy the sales tax-free goods in the former British colony and then sell them on in China. The march eventually erupted into violence, prompting police to use pepper spray and batons. No casualties have been reported thus far.

The latest unrest comes after a month in which Hong Kong was rocked by demonstrations calling for the suspension of a controversial extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam ultimately withdrew the bill after hundreds of protestors stormed and ransacked the city's legislature on the anniversary of its handover to China from the United Kingdom.

Breaking the News / DZ