Streets of Hong Kong become protest battlefield on China National Day
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 Riot police advance during a protest in Sham Shui Po district, on China’s National Day in Hong Kong, China October 1, 2019. HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy protesters throwing petrol bombs in the Asian financial hub on Tuesday as its Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Cat-and-mouse clashes spread from the upmarket district of Causeway Bay to the Admiralty area of government offices on Hong Kong island. Violence also escalated across the harbour to Kowloon and beyond to the New Territories in the most widespread unrest in nearly four months. The South China Morning Post and...
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