Hong Kong's lawyers protest against 'political prosecutions'

Lawyers are suspicious that the Department of Justice is trying to fast-track prosecution of people on rioting charges.

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    The United States has raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, as protesters there plan yet another weekend of demonstrations.

    A senior Chinese official overseeing Hong Kong affairs has warned the city is facing its biggest crisis since its handover back to Chinese rule, 22 years ago.

    Hundreds of protesters have been arrested in increasingly violent clashes with some now facing prosecution for the serious offence of rioting, that many lawyers believe is politically motivated.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong.


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