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Mainland Chinese traders asked to leave Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, Dec 29: Protesters shouting Liberate Hong Kong! marched through a shopping mall Saturday to demand that mainland Chinese traders leave the territory in a fresh weekend of anti-government tension.

The protest in Sheung Shui, near Hong Kong's boundary with the mainland, was part of efforts to pressure the government by disrupting economic activity.

Mainland Chinese traders asked to leave Hong Kong

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Protesters at the Sheung Shui mall shouted, Liberate Hong Kong! Revolution of our time! and Return to the mainland! There were no immediate signs of violence.

    NEWS AT NOON, DECEMBER 29th

    Some merchants wrapped orange tape around kiosks or partially closed security doors on shops but business went ahead normally.

    Hong Kong is a popular destination for mainland Chinese traders who buy goods in the territory, which has no sales tax and a reputation for genuine products, to resell on the mainland.

    Sheung Shui was the site of clashes between police and demonstrators in June.

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