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12:00 AM, April 13, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:49 AM, April 13, 2021

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Gang ransacks Hong Kong newspaper critical of China

A Hong Kong newspaper that is critical of Beijing said yesterday its printing presses were ransacked by a gang of men wielding sledgehammers. The assault on the Epoch Times was captured on CCTV and comes as China overseas a sweeping crackdown against critics in Hong Kong following huge and often violent democracy protests in 2019. Footage released by the paper showed four masked men storming into the printing plant in the early hours of yesterday morning and smashing up equipment. They are seen throwing concrete rubble into machinery as a terrified female staff member looked on, and in an accompanying report the Epoch Times said the gang threatened those inside with violence

 

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