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CHINA: Guangzhou rail link gets go ahead, sparking protests

Hong Kong on Saturday (January 16) approved funding for a controversial and costly high-speed railway to China, sparking clashes between police and thousands of protesters outside the city's legislative council building. The city's lawmakers voted to approve funding for the project late on Saturday despite months of debate and festering bitterness at the government's proposed $8.6 billion rail link which critics say is ill-conceived, over-priced and being bulldozed through with minimal public co...

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Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. HONG KONG, CHINA (JANUARY 16, 2010) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) (*** FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ***) POLICE GUARDING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS ATTEMPT TO BREACH POLICE LINE PROTESTERS SEIZE A METAL BARRICADE FROM POLICE INJURED PROTESTER BEING CARRIED TO AMBULANCE POLICE ARREST A PROTESTER (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) CHARLOTTE CHO, PROTESTER SAYING: "When the authority made contact with Tsoi Yuen Village, the villagers were not consulted if they would want to move out or how they would be affected. Instead, they offered A, B or C compensation plans to the villagers. This is not a real consultation but a fake one." PROTESTERS SITTING IN STREET PROTESTERS WEARING FACE MASK AND GOOGLES MORE POLICE EQUIPPED WITH RIOT GEAR ARRIVING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BEING CARRIED AWAY BY POLICE PROTESTERS LYING IN STREET...

Restrictions: Muted for website playback only - if ordered, this video clip will include all original audio which may include music. HONG KONG, CHINA (JANUARY 16, 2010) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) (*** FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ***) POLICE GUARDING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS ATTEMPT TO BREACH POLICE LINE PROTESTERS SEIZE A METAL BARRICADE FROM POLICE INJURED PROTESTER BEING CARRIED TO AMBULANCE POLICE ARREST A PROTESTER (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) CHARLOTTE CHO, PROTESTER SAYING: "When the authority made contact with Tsoi Yuen Village, the villagers were not consulted if they would want to move out or how they would be affected. Instead, they offered A, B or C compensation plans to the villagers. This is not a real consultation but a fake one." PROTESTERS SITTING IN STREET PROTESTERS WEARING FACE MASK AND GOOGLES MORE POLICE EQUIPPED WITH RIOT GEAR ARRIVING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS BEING CARRIED AWAY BY POLICE PROTESTERS LYING IN STREET

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