Security tight in Hong Kong on China anniversary, official says city now stable

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -Police deployed in the streets of Hong Kong in large numbers on Thursday to prevent protests on the anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, and its acting leader said a national security law had brought order back to the city after chaos. Police vans, water cannon trucks, armoured vehicles and police units patrolled the streets. Passers-by were stopped and searched, with 11 people arrested in the Mong Kok district for allegedly distributing “seditious” leaflets. Parts of Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island – where an annual civil society and pro-democracy march normally k…

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