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Hong Kong Police Arrest 37 Protesters as Rallies Resume

© REUTERS / Bobby YipHong Kong police arrested at least 37 demonstrators during the ongoing pro-democracy protests, South China Morning Post reported Friday.
Hong Kong police arrested at least 37 demonstrators during the ongoing pro-democracy protests, South China Morning Post reported Friday. - Sputnik International
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Hong Kong police arrested 37 protesters, including 26 men and 11 women aged between 13 and 76 for suspected offences such as disorderly conduct in public place and criminal damage during the ongoing protest.

Pro-democracy protesters hold signs and posters of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (R) and his wife Liu Xia (C) during a protest outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW, December 26 (Sputnik) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 37 demonstrators during the ongoing protests, South China Morning Post reported Friday.

"Police said on Friday morning that the 37 protesters, including 26 men and 11 women aged between 13 and 76, were arrested for suspected offences such as disorderly conduct in public place and criminal damage," the newspaper said.

Earlier on Thursday, Hong Kong law enforcement officials have dispersed hundreds of protesters and arrested 12, after demonstrators caused chaos and blocked the roads.

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The mass demonstrations resumed late Wednesday night and were the first in a week. The previous protest in Hong Kong was dispersed on December 15.

The Occupy Central mass civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong began in late September, following Beijing's decision to limit candidates running in the special administrative region's 2017 election for chief executive. Hong Kong people will only be able to vote for the candidates vetted by the standing committee of China's national legislature.

Activists have flooded the streets, blocking roads and demanding the right to choose their own candidates. The protests have led to numerous arrests and clashes with police, while the city government's headquarters was shut down on December 2.

Hong Kong's sovereignty was transferred to China after over 100 years of British rule in 1997, and the administrative region was granted legal, economic and political autonomy from Beijing under the "one country, two systems" principle.

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