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Police Arrest 29 as Protesters Cause Damage: Hong Kong Update
(Bloomberg) -- Violence returned to Hong Kong's ongoing protests as police arrested 29 people on Saturday after demonstrators occupied roads, set up barricades and hurled projectiles in the 12th week of unrest in the Asian financial center.At least two more rallies are planned for Sunday, including one organized by relatives of police officers, who have been criticized for using excessive force to quell protests. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a meeting on Saturday with former officials and other prominent people to find a way out of the impasse that has rocked the former British colony.Demonstrators are looking to maintain momentum after large but peaceful protests last weekend temporarily broke a pattern of tear gas and police clashes. They formed a human chain across the city on Friday, while a plan to disrupt airport transportation services on Saturday wasn't successful. Historic mass marches opposing legislation easing extraditions to China began peacefully in June, and have since widened into a broader movement against Beijing's increasing grip.Key Developments:Police arrested more than two dozen protesters on SaturdayChief Executive Lam seeks to build a dialogue platform to address roots of discontentU.K. consulate staffer Simon Cheng was released by China on Saturday after more than two weeks of detention Here's the latest:Police condemn ‘radical' behavior (Sunday, 3:02 a.m.)Police said "radical protesters" in Saturday's clashes used electric saws to damage a number of smart lampposts, a
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