Hong Kong police launch tear gas in latest mass protest; triads involved?
[DAWN] Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters on Sunday after a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening.
The action was the latest confrontation between police and demonstrators who have taken to the streets for over a month to protest a proposed extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory.
The march reached its police-designated end point in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district in the late afternoon, but thousands continued onward, at various points occupying key government and business districts. They then headed for the Liaison Office, which represents China's Communist Party-led central government within the city.
Protesters threw eggs at the building and spray-painted its surrounding surveillance cameras. China's national emblem, which adorns the front of the Liaison Office, was splattered with black ink.
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Posted by: Fred 2019-07-22