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Protesters throw gasoline bombs in Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong again reached a crescendo very early on Sunday morning when protesters threw gas bombs at police who fired tear gas tanks in return, reports Reuters.

The uprising happened near Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon District. [19659002] Concerns have rocked the former British colony for up to five months, but some believe that soldiers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as cleaning debris on the streets earlier in the day could have faced an already tense situation.

According to Reuters, no cleanup effort was requested by the PLA, called "voluntary community activity" by the Chinese military,

It was only the second time since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1

997 that Chinese troops have been present on the street in the city.

Up to this point, the soldiers have remained in their barracks during the unrest.

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