Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters opposing extradition law
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles in running battles outside the city’s legislature, angry at an extradition Bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned them back, saying: “We will use force.” Ambulances were heading towards the protest area. Protesters “must stop the violence”, the police chief said, warning residents to stay away from the area. The protesters, most of them young people dressed in black, had erected...
Hong Kong police fired pepper spray at protesters near government buildings on Wednesday as tensions ramped up over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Rough cut - no reporter narration.
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