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Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters as unrest continues

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Police action comes as pro-China supporters rip anti-government protest messages from ‘Lennon Walls’ across cityHong Kong riot police have fired teargas and charged towards protesters at an out-of-town district in Hong Kong as groups of pro-China supporters ripped anti-government protest messages from “Lennon Walls” across the city, raising the curtain for another weekend of unrest in the three-month political crisis.The police-sanctioned demonstration attended by thousands in Tuen Mun on Saturday afternoon was mostly peaceful but erupted into violent conflicts between protesters and riot police officers armed with teargas, pepper spray and long shields.

Police fired teargas at protesters and dismantled makeshift barricades set up by protesters with plastic and metal roadside barriers while protesters threw petrol bombs in retaliation.

Police said in Twitter posts that “radical protesters threw petrol bombs” and possessed “offensive weapons including metal rods, slingshots and laser guns” during the confrontations. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/21/pro-china-supporters-tear-down-hong-kongs-lennon-walls

Author : Verna Yu in Hong Konh

Publish date : 2019-09-21 11:25:24

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