- Title: Protesters confront police across Hong Kong
- Date: 29th September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2019) (REUTERS) POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS TEAR GAS SMOKE / UMBRELLAS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS GATHERING AND MOVING BACK RIOT POLICE FIRE ON ROAD POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS PROTESTERS HIDING BEHIND UMBRELLAS / TEAR GAS SMOKE VARIOUS PROTESTERS HIDING BEHIND SHIELD VARIOUS POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS PROTESTERS MOVING BACK POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS VARIOUS PROTESTERS MOVING BACKWARDS AND RUNNING VARIOUS OF POLICE ARRIVING AND MAKING ARREST VARIOUS SUBDUED PROTESTERS POLICE OFFICER SUFFERING FROM TEAR GAS PROTESTERS BUILDING UP BARRICADES POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS FROM OVERPASS TEAR GAS SMOKE / PROTESTERS PROTESTERS RUNNING FROM TEAR GAS PETROL BOMB BEING THROWN TO POLICE VARIOUS BARRICADE ON FIRE VARIOUS OF DEBRIS BURNING OUTSIDE WAN CHAI MTR STATION VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS VANDALISING MTR STATION
- Embargoed: 13th October 2019 12:46
- Keywords: Hong Kong protest China tear gas fire
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYPL6BR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hong Kong protesters set barricades on fire outside Wan Chai MTR Station and Hong Kong police Headquaters on Sunday (September 29).
Police fired round after round of tear gas and rubber bullets at petrol-bomb and brick-throwing protesters in some of the most widespread violence in more than three months of anti-government unrest.
The protest on Sunday followed after another night of violent clashes with police after weeks of pro-democracy unrest in the Chinese-ruled city. Protests were sparked in June by planned legislation, since withdrawn, that would have allowed the extradition of suspected criminals to mainland China. But they have since expanded into a broader pro-democracy movement.
More protests are planned in the run up to China's the October 1 National Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic.
(Production: Joyce Zhou, Yoyo Chow)
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