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Hong Kong overnight riot injures at least 48 police officers

(Xinhua)    13:11, February 09, 2016

Some 300 rioters clashed with Hong Kong police after a clearance operation on illegal hawkers from late Monday to Tuesday morning.

At least 24 rioters were arrested and 48 police officers injured.

The riot erupted after a handful illegal street vendors refused to halt business in Mong Kok, a busy commercial district, and clashed with law enforcement officials.

Rioters then arrived and confronted with the police re-inforcement.

After one and a half hour of confrontation, the rioters attacked the police with bricks, stones and other makeshift weapons.

The police were forced to fire two warning shots in a bid to rescue personnel.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying condemned the rioters' violent behaviors Tuesday morning and expressed his support to the police for their efforts in restoring order and peace.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Gao Yinan,Bianji)

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