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Protesters in Hong Kong decry government's 'empty rhetoric'

Aug 06, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong protesters held an inaugural "People's Press Conference" on Tuesday to condemn what they called the government's "empty rhetoric" and instances of alleged police abuse.

Three protesters who spoke to reporters said the briefing was intended to counter the regular government and police news conferences in which authorities have repeatedly decried violent acts by some pro-democracy demonstrators.

Some officers have shown "total lack of self-discipline," said a...