- Title: Hong Kong police sprayed blue-dyed water as chaos lingers in Tsim Sha Tsui
- Date: 20th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) WATER CANNON SPRAYING WATER ON WATERLOO ROAD AND JOURNALISTS GETTING SPRAYED POLICE VEHICLE PUSHING THROUGH DEBRIS ON ROAD RIOT POLICE WALKING TOWARDS WATER CANNON / BLUE LIQUID BEING SPRAYED POLICE WATER CANNON TRUCK APPROACHING AND SPRAYING BLUE DYE ALONG TSIM SHA TSUI VARIOUS OF WATER CANNON SPRAYING BLUE LIQUID AND WATER TOWARDS PROTESTERS VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE MARCHING ON ROAD VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WAITING VARIOUS OF INJURED JOURNALIST GETTING MEDICAL TREATMENT
- Embargoed: 3rd November 2019 08:32
- Keywords: Hong Kong China water cannon police protesters demonstration
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1WI347
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police sprayed blue-dyed water as it drove past the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on Sunday (October 20) as volleys of tear gas were fired while the police used a loudspeaker to call on protesters in the street below to disperse.
Police have declared the march illegal, meaning the protesters face arrest. They ranged from young students to the elderly, many carrying umbrellas for protection from the sun and to shield their faces from street surveillance cameras.
Hong Kong has been battered by months of often massive and violent protests over concerns Beijing is tightening its grip on the city, the worst political crisis since Britain handed the city back to China in 1997.
The crisis in the Chinese-ruled city also poses the biggest popular challenge to China's President Xi Jinping since he took power. Beijing has denied eroding Hong Kong's freedoms and Xi has vowed to crush any attempt to split China.
(Production: Joyce Zhou, Sophia, Soo, Juarawee Kittisilpa)
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