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US NewsPanic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas

12:50  12 june  2019
12:50  12 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward Hong Kong's leader has signaled that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. 

Riot police have clashed with protesters in Hong Kong after hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets in a massive demonstration against a proposed extradition law.

Hong Kong riot police fired volleys of tear gas at pro -democracy demonstrators late on Sunday night, just hours before one of the world's major financial centres was due to open for business. The week-long protests are turning into the worst unrest since China took back control of the former British

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas © Reuters A police officer fires tear gas at protesters during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protesters angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, most of them young people dressed in black, had gathered peacefully outside government buildings in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared, with claims some threw bottles at officers.

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas © Reuters Police officers fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters

Rubber bullets were also used to try and keep people back as the protests turned to chaos, with some campaigners charging officers with umbrellas.

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Riot police use tear gas against protesters after thousands of people blocked a main road at the Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying had earlier pledged "resolute" action against the protest Police officers stand guard during clashes with pro -democracy protesters in Hong Kong on September 28

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Ambulances were seen heading towards the crowds as a police chief warned protesters they - "must stop the violence", and urged residents to stay away from the area.

Riot police with shields and batons have pushed back against people attempting to storm past barricades to get to into Hong Kong's government headquarters.

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas © Reuters Protesters clash with riot police in Hong Kong

Protesters have scattered from some areas as claims compressed water was also deployed by officers trying to protect official buildings.

The demonstrations forced the delay of a legislative debate over the controversial bill, which would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China.

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas © Reuters Police fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong

The protests are a challenge to China's ruling Communist Party and President Xi Jinping, who has previously said he would not tolerate Hong Kong being used as a base to challenge the party's authority.

China's central government firmly supports the planned extradition law, the foreign ministry reiterated on Wednesday.

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