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Hong Kong dawned Thursday to tear gas and road blockages for the fourth consecutive day since a strike at the beginning of the week in which violence escalated.

Shortly after 7 am, groups of protesters blocked a tunnel linking Hong Kong island with the mainland part of the city while Tolo Highway, which connects several outlying areas, has been blocked since Wednesday night when the police reported that protesters were hurling objects, bricks and Molotov cocktails onto the highway.