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UN rights office condemns violence in Hong Kong

A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern Tuesday over the ongoing situation in Hong Kong.

The statement urges protesters to express their views in a peaceful way and to engage in an open dialogue with the authorities to seek to resolve the issues.

The statement also calls on authorities and law enforcement to act with restraint as there have been several credible instances of authorities acting in ways that are prohibited by international standards. These instances include the firing of tear-gas canisters, which have been used to target individuals and protesters in crowded spaces, creating a serious risk of injury or death....