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UK News At least 120 arrests in Hong Kong - Police use tear gas

06:55  25 may  2020
06:55  25 may  2020 Source:   rp-online.de

Heated in Hong Kong between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing elected officials

 Heated in Hong Kong between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing elected officials HONG-KONG-EVENTS: Heated in Hong Kong between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing elected officials © Reuters / TYRONE SIU HONG KONG WARMED WITH ELECTED PRO-DEMOCRACY AND PRO-BEIJING HONG KONG (Reuters) - Clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Monday between parliamentarians close to the Beijing-backed executive and other pro-democracy politicians over the chairmanship of a crucial committee in studying bills before their presentation to the Assembly.

HONG KONG — Police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon to disperse protesters and later arrested over a hundred opposing By 4:30 p.m., police said they had arrested at least 120 , mostly on charges of unlawful assembly. The sweeping national security law will

Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas and a water cannon in a popular shopping district as thousands took to the streets on Sunday to march against China’s proposed tough national At least 120 people were arrested , mostly on charges of unlawful assembly, police said in a Facebook post.

Hong Kong. The Hong Kong demonstrations for more democracy had become quiet in the corona virus pandemic. Now a law planned in Beijing is driving people back onto the streets.

 Medienvertreter fliehen vor Tränengas-Wolken in Hongkong. © Frederico Gambarini / dpa Media representatives flee from tear gas clouds in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, protests against a planned security law have resulted in clashes between demonstrators and the police. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Sunday evening dressed in black in the popular Causeway Bay shopping center and shouted slogans such as: "Liberate Hong Kong" and "Revolution of Our Time".

The police used tear gas and a water cannon. She spoke of an unauthorized assembly and said she arrested at least 120 people. She accused the demonstrators of throwing stones and spraying an unknown liquid on police officers. At least four members of the public relations work were injured.

Gatherings prohibited in Hong Kong for another two weeks

 Gatherings prohibited in Hong Kong for another two weeks SANT-CORONAVIRUS-HONG-KONG-GATHERINGS: Gatherings prohibited in Hong Kong for another two weeks © Reuters / AMMAR AWAD GATHERINGS PROHIBITED IN HONG KONG FOR TWO WEEKS HONG KONG ( Reuters) - Hong Kong extended ban on public coronavirus rallies by at least two weeks on Tuesday, a decision that threatens the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Democrats' murderous crackdown , June 4, 1989.

HONG KONG , China (AFP)— Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law At least 120 people were arrested , police said, as attempts to clear the roads in the area continued into the evening.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands They later fired a water cannon at the protesters. At least 120 people were arrested , mostly on charges of unlawful assembly, police said in a Facebook post.

Activist Tam Tak Chi was also arrested. He said he had a "health interview" and was therefore exempt from the Coronavirus Pandemic safety distance regulations. After that, it is forbidden for more than eight people to gather.

The proposed security law is to be passed by the Central Parliament in Beijing, the National People's Congress, and would allow the Hong Kong government to install central government agencies in the city. Civil rights activists fear that Chinese agents in Hong Kong could arbitrarily arrest people for pro-democratic actions. They consider this to be a violation of the "one country, two systems" principle, according to which China granted Hong Kong special rights and civil liberties for 50 years when it was taken over from British colonial rule in 1997.

Hong Kong: Chinese media criticize the beating of a lawyer by demonstrators

 Hong Kong: Chinese media criticize the beating of a lawyer by demonstrators © ISAAC LAWRENCE Thousands of people invaded the streets of Hong Kong on May 24, 2020 to denounce a Chinese bill deemed to be liberticide, resulting in a lively response from riot police, scenes that had not been seen in months in the former British colony. Chinese media protested Monday against the beating, the day before by Hong Kong protesters, of a lawyer in the former British colony, a scene which was filmed and also condemned by the Hong Kong Bar.

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday, as thousands took to the At least 120 people were arrested , mostly on charges of unlawful assembly, police said in a Facebook post. They said in a separate post that protesters threw bricks

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands who, in defiance of curbs imposed to contain the coronavirus, gathered on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city. In a return of the unrest that roiled

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the proposed law a death knell for Hong Kong's extensive autonomy. By contrast, Hong Kong People's Congressman Bernard Chan said that a security law is also provided in the Hong Kong Basic Law. However, this provision was not implemented.

The last British governor, Chris Patten, accused China of treason. "What we're seeing is a new Chinese dictatorship," Patten told The Times. "I think the people of Hong Kong have been betrayed by China. China is deceiving. It tries to turn things to its advantage. And if you put that out, their "wolf warrior" diplomats will try to intimidate and bully you until submission. "Britain must stand up to it and make it clear that China is destroying the United Nations' joint declaration on Hong Kong.

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