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Hong Kong: Police fear tear gas at protesters as clashes erupt

12 21.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Riot police face off with protesters; tear gas deployed, Hong Kong
M/S Riot police holding anti-riot weapons
W/S Confrontations on street amid tear gas
M/S Protester moving away from and pointing at apparent tear gas canister
W/S Protesters retreating in front of police
W/S Protesters with umbrellas moving away from police and tear gas
M/S Injured person being handed water bottle
C/U Cartridges on the ground
W/S Injured person being wheeled away on stretcher by paramedics
M/S Protesters adding rubbish to fire on street
W/S Protesters in street
M/S Protesters in street
M/S Riot police
W/S Riot police
Protests turned violent in Hong Kong on Sunday, as thousands hit the streets to oppose the now-suspended extradition bill and demand the departure of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
Police could be seen deploying tear gas against protesters, some of whom required medical assistance. Many took out umbrellas in an attempt to shield themselves from the tear gas.
After joining a police-approved route, thousands of protesters passed the official end point of the demonstration and headed towards the financial district, according to media reports.
Police also used rubber bullets against the protesters, according to media reports.
The extradition bill has been suspended indefinitely, but protesters are now demanding its full withdrawal and the resignation of Carrie Lam. The legislation would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China to face trial.