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Hong Kong protesters suspends protest to mark Sept. 11

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Hong Kong activists on Wednesday called off protests in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

The activist also denounced a Chinese state newspaper report that they were planning a `massive terror’ in the Chinese-ruled city.

Hong Kong has been rocked by months of violent unrest, prompted by anger over planned legislation to allow extraditions.

However, Hong Kong edition of the China Daily said on its Facebook page “Anti-government fanatics are planning massive terror attacks, including blowing up gas pipes, in Hong Kong on September 11.’’

“The 9/11 terror plot also encourages indiscriminate attacks on non-native speakers of Cantonese and starting mountain fires.’’

The post said leaked information was part of the strategy being schemed by radical protesters in their online chat rooms.

The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to China in 1997 under a `one country, two systems’ formula that guarantees freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.


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