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Tensions soar in HK as police bring in rubber bullets

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Worrying signs: Police outside the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong. The government has urged demonstrators to disperse peacefully as soon as possible after police were seen unloading boxes of rubber bullets. There is concern the police will use force to disperse the protesters.

[HONG KONG] Tensions in Hong Kong soared on Thursday after police were seen unloading boxes of tear gas and rubber bullets close to the city's besieged government headquarters, as the authorities urged pro-democracy demonstrators to disperse "as soon as possible".

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