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Hong Kong officials criticise anti-China protest in shopping district

Published on Feb 18, 2014 4:00 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong officials blasted a rowdy anti-China protest that brought chaos in a key shopping district over the weekend, and saw demonstrators shouting abuse at mainland tourists, branding them "locusts".

A jeering crowd of around 100 activists rallied against Chinese visitors shopping in a bustling street in the Tsim Sha Tsui district on Sunday.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying condemned the protest on Canton Road, which forced some shops to close temporarily.

"Action targeting tourists and bringing disruption to them, no matter whether they are from the mainland or overseas, should be condemned," he told reporters on Tuesday morning.

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