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     May 2, '14


Row spills onto Hong Kong streets
By Radio Free Asia

Dozens of protesters faced off angrily in a busy shopping district of Hong Kong on Thursday as a bitter row between netizens from mainland China and the former British colony spilled onto the streets on the Labor Day national holiday, when mainland tourists



traditionally flock to Hong Kong in search of electronic goods and designer labels.

One group marched wearing mocked-up Red Guard uniforms and carrying the flag of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, calling on mainland Chinese to do their shopping back home, after an online video of a toddler urinating on a Hong Kong street went viral last week, highlighting resentment of Hong Kong residents over the influx of mainlanders into their city.

The group marched to Canton Road, a shopping hotspot favored by large numbers of tourists from across the internal border in mainland China, calling on them to go back home to support their local economy by shopping in their own cities. More ...

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