- Title: Police clear out protest with tear gas in Hong Kong
- Date: 7th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS) RIOT POLICE COMING OUT FROM MONGKOK POLICE STATION / POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY FROM TEAR GASES RIOT POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS FROM ROOF OF POLICE STATION / MEDIA FILMING FROM OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET MAN COVERING MOUTH WITH SHIRT PROTESTERS BURNING PAPER MONEY OUTSIDE PRINCE EDWARD MTR STATION PROTESTERS HOLDING UP BANNER READING (English and Chinese): "POLICE MURDER PEOPLE HERE" POLICE OFFICER SHINING FLASHLIGHT AT PROTESTERS FROM BALCONY, GREEN LASERS BEING POINTED AT OFFICER RIOT POLICE HOLDING BLACK FLAG WARNING OF TEAR GAS ABOVE WALL TEAR GAS LANDING IN THE STREET / PROTESTERS AND MEDIA WALKING AWAY SMOKE SEEN IN FRONT OF PRINCE EDWARD MTR PROTEST SITE MAN KICKING TEAR GAS CANISTER AWAY POLICE SHINING FLASHING LIGHTS FROM STATION ROOF RIOT POLICE TELLING PEOPLE TO GET BACK POLICE KICKING AWAY CANDLES AND TAKING DOWN FLOWERS FROM PROTEST SITE AT PRINCE EDWARD MTR STATION
- Embargoed: 21st October 2019 15:29
- Keywords: Hong Kong protests police tear gas
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B03J6TJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Hong Kong police fired tear gas as a few hundred protesters gathered outside Prince Edward metro station on Monday (October 7) in the Mongkok district, a focal point for demonstrations.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Hong Kong shopping malls during the day demanding "freedom," but expected street protests failed to materialize in any significant size as the scarred city struggled to recover from violent clashes in recent days.
Tens of thousands of protesters, many families with children, marched peacefully through the centre of Hong Kong on Sunday (October 6), most wearing face masks in defiance of the threat of a maximum one year in prison for doing so. The rallies later descended into violent clashes with police.
(Production: Yuddy Cahya, Aleksander Solum, Yiming Woo, Chiara Rodriquez)
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