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Stores shuttered in Hong Kong amid fears of gangster attacks

Posted On: Jul. 24, 2019 5:48 AM CST

Men in white T-shirts with poles are seen in Yuen Long after attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong

Retail stores were shuttered early on July 22 in Yuen Long and Tuen Mun in Hong Kong amid growing fears of attacks on civilians by gangsters, Inside Retail Asia reports. The long-running protests in Hong Kong took a bloody turn on July 21 when more than 45 people were injured after a group of thugs linked to Chinese organized crime syndicates Triad assaulted passengers in the Yuen Long train station.

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