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Hong Kong govt considering curfew - report

The Hong Kong government is set to announce a curfew for the upcoming weekend in response to the raging protests across the Chinese special administrative region, the Global Times reported on Thursday citing sources close to the matter but shortly after deleted the report. No further details on the potential curfew were given.

Tensions escalated as protesters blocked main roads and universities in Hong Kong for the fourth day in a row and students clashed with the police. According to reports, police fired tear gas at protesters and the latter responded with handmade weapons. The demonstrations in the region have been going on for six months.

Earlier, Hong Kong's Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung stated the region's Chief Executive Carrie Lam met with senior officials the previous night but insisted it was a regular meeting with no specific purpose. However, media reports asserted the officials discussed the possibility of a curfew.

Breaking the News / NP