HONG KONG——Riot police used pepper spray to clear demonstrators from a shopping mall Friday, the first clash in months as the city’s antigovernment movement sought to revive protests after a lull during the coronavirus pandemic.

After police banned the annual May Day protest organized by trade unions, riot officers were out in force across the city, which has imposed a law prohibiting more than four people gathering as part of social-distancing efforts to tackle the virus.

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