Police say 77 people arrested in Hong Kong

Students at Hong Kong Baptist University take part in a rally after police entered the campus on Sunday while chasing protesters, in Hong Kong, China October 8, 2019. (REUTERS)

Hong Kong police said on Tuesday 77 people had been arrested for violating an anti-mask law enacted at the weekend under sweeping emergency powers invoked by the city's leader to try to quell often violent anti-government street protests.

Since Friday, more than 200 shops and public utilities have been damaged in the unrest and police have fired 367 tear gas rounds, a police spokesman told a news conference.

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