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HONG KONG PROTEST

Police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

AFP, Hong Kong
Police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament
Protesters face off with police after they fired tear gas during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong yesterday. Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong as police tried to stop protesters storming the city's parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. AFP photo

Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong yesterday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China.

Police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons to disperse crowds of black-clad demonstrators—most of them young people and students—calling for authorities to scrap the Beijing-backed law.

Clashes broke out shortly after 3:00 pm (0700 GMT) -- the deadline protesters had given for the government to abandon the controversial bill.

Rows of riot police were quickly outnumbered by protesters—many wearing face masks, helmets or goggles—who gathered in the centre of the city ahead of a scheduled debate in the city’s legislature.

By late morning, with crowds swelling and major roads blocked by throngs of protesters, officials in the Legislative Council (Legco) said they would delay the second reading of the bill “to a later date”. In tense scenes echoing the Occupy movement in 2014 that shut down swathes of the city for months, people flooded major roads and junctions, dragging barricades onto highways and tying them together. Others plucked loose bricks from pavements.

 

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