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AP scoop as Hong Kong protesters trash LeBron

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Beijing photographer Mark Schiefelbein, Paris reporter John Leicester, Hong Kong video producer Alice Fung and Manila cameraman Joeal Calupitan went the extra mile to make a protest in a rainy Hong Kong park into a global attention-grabber for AP. The AP team, alone among the major agencies, stayed on after an organized anti-NBA protest and were there to get exclusive photos and video as demonstrators, venting their anger over LeBron James’ comments suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences, shot basketballs at a photo of the NBA star’s face and set fire to jerseys bearing his name.

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