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WorldHong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters

07:20  26 august  2019
07:20  26 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government demonstrations. Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged Anti-extradition bill protesters are surrounded by tear gas during clashes with police in Tsuen Wan in Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing

Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters © Reuters/THOMAS PETER Anti-extradition bill protesters are surrounded by tear gas during clashes with police in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Sunday's protests saw some of the fiercest clashes yet between police and demonstrators since protests escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government demonstrations Police fired water cannons and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the Chinese-ruled city.

Six officers drew their pistols and one officer fired a warning shot into the air, police said in a statement.

"The escalating illegal and violent acts of radical protesters are not only outrageous, they also push Hong Kong to the verge of a very dangerous situation," the government said in a statement.

More demonstrations are planned in the days and weeks ahead, including a rally at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways <0293.HK> headquarters on Wednesday to protest against perceived "white terror", a common expression to describe anonymous acts that create a climate of fear.

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HONG KONG , Aug 26 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government demonstrations Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day

Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters | Riot police officer approaches a demonstrator during a protest in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong , China, August 25, 2019.

Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters © Reuters/WILLY KURNIAWAN Riot police officers raise a warning flag as they stand guard during a protest in Hong Kong

Cathay has emerged as the biggest corporate casualty of the protests after China demanded it suspend staff involved in, or who support, the anti-government demonstrations that have plunged the former British colony into a political crisis.

The protests also pose the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he took power in 2012, with Beijing eager to quell the unrest ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct 1.

Protesters once again adopted cat-and-mouse tactics on Sunday evening, moving swiftly to locations across the former British colony, where they set up barricades to block some roads, following a largely peaceful rally earlier in the day.

Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters © Reuters/WILLY KURNIAWAN Anti-extradition bill protesters run as riot police fire tear gas during a protest in Hong Kong

Police said they arrested 29 men and seven women, aged 12 to 48, for offences including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons and assaulting police officers.

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday, the second day of violent clashes in the

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12 , after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas in running battles with brick-throwing protesters on Sunday

The clashes on Saturday and Sunday marked a return to unrest after days of calmer demonstrations. The protests, which escalated in June over a now-suspended extradition bill, have rocked Hong Kong for three months, occasionally causing serious disruption including forcing the closure of the airport.

The city, a major Asian financial centre, is facing its biggest political crisis since the handover of power from British rule in 1997.

Protesters say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement under which Hong Kong returned to China with the promise of continued freedoms, not enjoyed on the mainland, for 50 years.

The protests are taking a toll on the semi-autonomous Chinese city, where hotels and restaurants are half-empty and several global events have been postponed.

Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index <.HSI> dropped more than 3% early on Monday, outpacing falls in regional markets, as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war rattled investors.

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Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
Hong Kong police arrest 36, youngest aged 12, after running battles with protesters
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