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US urges Hong Kong authorities to show 'restraint' amid protests

AFP , Monday 29 Sep 2014
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White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks about the street protests in Hong Kong during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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The United States on Monday asked Hong Kong's leaders to show restraint amid mass democracy protests and said it had made its support for universal suffrage in the territory known to Beijing.

"The United States urges the Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint and for protesters to express their views peacefully," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

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