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WorldHong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest

01:35  22 july  2019
01:35  22 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Hong Kong protesters throw umbrellas, hardhats in latest clash with police

Hong Kong protesters throw umbrellas, hardhats in latest clash with police Protests erupted in Hong Kong again on Saturday as demonstrators returned to the streets following the local government's withdrawal of a bill to allow Hong Kong's citizens to be extradited to China for criminal proceedings. The Associated Press and Reuters reported that thousands of protesters showed up Saturday wearing face masks and wielding umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas and water cannons fired by police in response to the demonstrations. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters Sunday after a massive pro -democracy march continued late into the evening. The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets for over a month to protest a proposed extradition bill

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters Sunday after a massive pro -democracy march continued late into the evening. The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets to protest an extradition bill and call

Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest © REUTERS/Tyrone Siu An anti-extradition demonstrators clash with riot police after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters Sunday after a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening.

The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets for over a month to protest a proposed extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory.

The march reached its police-designated end point in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district in the late afternoon, but thousands continued onward, at various points occupying key government and business districts. They then headed for the Liaison Office, which represents China’s Communist Party-led central government within the city.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police locked down the city center on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that Government and police headquarters, which have been targeted by protesters in previous rallies, were barricaded by massive water barriers, while

Hong Kong is under tight security as tens of thousands gather for the latest protest run by pro -democracy groups. Tear - gas , rubber bullets, the trashing of parliament by protesters and sporadic clashes have created Hong Kong police are still investigating. Three men are under arrest.

Protesters threw eggs at the building and spray-painted its surrounding surveillance cameras. China’s national emblem, which adorns the front of the Liaison Office, was splattered with black ink.

Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest © REUTERS/Edgar Su Anti-extradition demonstrators throw back tear gas, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019.

Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them. Protesters scattered, some heading back in the direction of a key business and retail district. Police remained in place, protecting themselves with shields.

Organizers said 430,000 people participated in the march, while police said there were 138,000 during the procession’s “peak period.”

Large protests began early last month in opposition to a contentious extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to stand trial in mainland China, where critics say their rights would be compromised.

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Protests began last month in opposition to a bill that would allow Hong Kong residents to stand trial in China. Massive pro -democracy protests began last month in opposition to a contentious extradition bill that would have allowed Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while the parliament has

UK teargas was also used against democracy protesters in Hong Kong in 2014. In 2014 police used considerable amounts of teargas to try to disperse Prior to the 2014 protests , the UK government had granted six licences for the export of tear gas to Hong Kong between the start of 2010 and

Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has declared the bill dead, but protesters are dissatisfied with her refusal to formally withdraw the legislation. Some are also calling for her to resign amid growing concerns about the steady erosion of civil rights in the city.

Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest © REUTERS/Edgar Su People shield their faces with umbrellas from security cameras, as they remove metal fence from the side walk as anti-extradition demonstrators attend a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed back to China in 1997 and was promised certain democratic freedoms under the framework of “one country, two systems.” Fueled by anger at Lam and an enduring distrust of the Communist Party-ruled central government in Beijing, the current demonstrations have ballooned into calls for electoral reform and an investigation into alleged police brutality at the protests.

Hong Kong residents deface Chinese emblem in latest protest

Hong Kong residents deface Chinese emblem in latest protest HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, with some of the marchers defacing a national Chinese emblem in their latest expression of protest against mainland authorities. 

Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong where anger at a new extradition bill has spilled over into violence. Protesters blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police . The government is still pushing for the bill which

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the

Walking in sweltering heat, protesters dressed in black kicked off Sunday’s march at a public park, carrying a large banner that read “Independent Inquiry for Rule of Law.”

“Free Hong Kong! Democracy now!” the protesters chanted, forming a dense procession through Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district as they were joined by others who had been waiting in side streets.

“I think the government has never responded to our demands,” said Karen Yu, a 52-year-old Hong Kong resident who has attended four protests since they started. “No matter how much the government can do, at least it should come out and respond to us directly.”

Marchers ignored orders from police to finish off the procession on a road in Wan Chai, according to police and the Civil Human Rights Front, the march’s organizers.

Protesters repeated the five points of their “manifesto,” which was first introduced when a small group of them stormed the legislature earlier this month. Their main demands include universal suffrage — direct voting rights for all Hong Kong residents — as well as dropping charges against anti-extradition protesters, withdrawing the characterization of a clash between police and protesters as a “riot” and dissolving the Legislative Council.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after protesters defy ban

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after protesters defy ban Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas Saturday at protesters who defied authorities’ warnings not to march in a neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station. Protesters wearing black streamed through Yuen Long, even though police refused to grant permission for the march, citing risks of confrontations between demonstrators and local residents. © Provided by The Associated Press Demonstrators gather during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, Friday, July 26, 2019.

Hong Kong police locked down the city centre on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that has plunged the Government and police headquarters, which have been targeted by protesters in previous rallies, were barricaded by massive water barriers, while media

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in But when some appeared to have breached the police cordon around the building, the police launched their response, which also included firing

Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest © REUTERS/Edgar Su A woman throws joss papers as she hold a portrait of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as anti-extradition demonstrators attend a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. Protesters read the demands aloud in both English and Cantonese in videos released Saturday.

“We did not want to embark on this path of resisting tyranny with our bare bodies,” they said, “but for too long, our government has lied and deceived, and refused to respond to the demands of the people.”

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. In Sha Tin district the previous Sunday, they beat each other with umbrellas and bats inside a luxury shopping centre. Demonstrators broke into the Legislative Council building on July 1 by moving past barricades and shattering windows. Meanwhile, police officers have used pepper spray, tear gas, bean bag rounds and rubber bullets to quell the crowds.

Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest © REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Anti-extradition bill demonstrators drag traffic cones to block the main road at Central during a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. On Friday, Hong Kong police discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive and arrested a man in a raid on a commercial building. Materials voicing opposition to the extradition bill were found at the site, local media said, but a police spokesman said no concrete link had been established and the investigation was continuing.

HK protesters defy police for second day

HK protesters defy police for second day Pro-democracy demonstrators chant anti-police slogans while marching through the business district.

HONG KONG — Clashes between pro -democracy protesters and the authorities in Hong Kong escalated on Sunday when the police unleashed tear gas in an attempt

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police locked down the city center on Sunday as it braced for yet another mass protest over an extradition bill that Government and police headquarters, which have been targeted by protesters in previous rallies, were barricaded by massive water barriers, while

The People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, condemned “radical extremists” who attacked the legislature and “trampled” on Hong Kong’s rule of law in a front-page column Sunday. The paper said a counter-rally Saturday intended to show support for the police reflected “mainstream public opinion” in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest
Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest

Surge in false online videos of Chinese military crackdown in HK.
Videos falsely claiming to show a Chinese military crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have flooded social media over the past week, according to an AFP investigation that has debunked multiple posts. 

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