Hong Kong women’s rights protest cancelled after police cite risk of violence

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By Jessie Pang HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong women’s rights group cancelled a demonstration at the last minute on Saturday after police said violent groups might want to join the protest. The Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association was originally granted permission by Hong Kong police to hold a rare public protest on Sunday ahead of International Women’s Day, calling for labour rights, women’s rights and gender equality. But the association said on its Facebook page late on Saturday it had regrettably decided to cancel the march without giving a reason. It could not immediately be reached for…

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