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Workers down tools across Hong Kong in effort to paralyse city

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

HONG KONG descended into chaos yesterday as strikes paralysed the city and clashes broke out in several neighbourhoods after anti-government protesters called for a citywide strike. Tens of thousands of residents ignored warnings from city officials to "stand fast" in an act of mass civil disobedience that raised the stakes in the standoff by threatening Hong Kong's reputation as an efficient financial hub.

Civil servants, teachers, lawyers and construction workers all downed tools as the ...