Jul 22, 2019

Tear gas fired at HK protesters

Riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Hong Kong following a large pro-democracy rally in the city.

Officers charged demonstrators who threw objects at police lines.

The clashes came after marchers ignored a designated finish line, continuing on to China's central government offices and throwing eggs at the building.

Organisers of Sunday's protest say more than 430,000 people took part but police put the figure at 138,000.

Mass protests have been held for weeks, initially over an extradition deal with mainland China but now covering other issues on democracy in Hong Kong.
(BBC News)

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