Hong Kong bids emotional farewell to pro-democracy paper – BBC News

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    Thousands of people across Hong Kong rushed to snap up the final edition of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, which has closed its doors after 26 years.

    Supporters braved heavy rain to gather outside its offices where a million copies were being printed.

    The publication decided to shut down after its reports were accused of breaching a national security law, leading to a freeze on company assets.

    The closure is seen as a blow to press freedom under the pressure of Beijing.

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