Clashes in Hong Kong after vast protest against extradition law

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Critics say law will allow China to pursue political opponents and legitimise abduction

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a vast protest against a proposed extradition law that critics say will allow mainland China to pursue its political opponents in the city, which has traditionally been a safe haven from the Communist party.

Police closed metro stations and funnelled people through narrow thoroughfares, prompting accusations that they were deliberately attempting to thwart the protest.

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