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Man Held After Teenager Stabbed, March Goes On: Hong Kong Update
(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a teenager during a dispute on an otherwise-peaceful Saturday, and ahead of an unapproved march on Sunday.A 19-year-old was slashed across the neck and stabbed in the abdomen near a so-called Lennon Tunnel while he was handing out leaflets, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. On Saturday night, hundreds gathered in Central district for a peaceful prayer gathering calling for international humanitarian aid.Protesters vowed to go ahead with a march Sunday despite the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions supporting the police ban on the event because of the potential for violence. The rally was originally called to protest a government ban on masks and comes after Wednesday's attack on Civil Human Rights Front's organizer Jimmy Sham by hammer-wielding thugs in Mong Kok.Protesters are seeking to keep the pressure on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam with a 20th straight weekend of demonstrations. Earlier this week, Lam was twice shouted down in the city's legislature by opposition lawmakers as she discussed her annual policy address.The protests began in opposition to Lam's since-scrapped bill allowing extraditions to mainland China and have expanded to include calls for greater democracy and an independent inquiry. The unrest has turned increasingly violent, with frequent clashes between protesters and police.Here's the latest (all times local):Man arrested after stabbing (6 p.m.)Police said they arrested a 22-year-old m
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