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Chinese state media Monday urged authorities to take a “tougher line” against protesters in Hong Kong who vandalized state-run offices of the Xinhua News Agency and buildings over the weekend, saying the violence damages the city’s rule of law.

In an editorial, state-backed China Daily newspaper criticized the “wanton” attacks by “naive” demonstrators, adding, “They are doomed to fail simply because their violence will encounter the full weight of the law.”

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