Hong Kong police use rubber bullets, tear gas as protest stretches

29 July 2019
2019-07-29 12:45

Hong Kong police on Sunday used rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse hundreds of protesters from Hong Kong's Sheung Wan district. Protests over the past two months spearheaded by anti-government activists against a proposed bill that would allow people to be extradited from the city to stand trial in courts in mainland China have grown increasingly violent.

The mostly young activists in hard hats, gas masks and body armour dug in, dismantling street signs and fences which they used to form makeshift barricades to slow police advances. As riot police advanced at the end of the night from several fronts, the protesters, hemmed in and unable to see a way out, began streaming down into the Sheung Wan underground metro station.

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