- Title: Hong Kong riot police detain protesters
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (JANUARY 1, 2020) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS SHOUTING AS RIOT POLICE APPROACH GROUP IN STREET MEDIA AND PROTESTERS RECORDING AS POLICE DETAIN PROTESTER PROTESTERS STANDING ON CURB LOOKING AT RIOT POLICE RIOT POLICE DETAINING AND SEARCHING PROTESTER IN UNDERPASS RIOT POLICE FORMING LINE IN ROAD
- Embargoed: 15th January 2020 14:07
- Keywords: Hong Kong march protesters scuffle with police protests rally
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001BUCCG1Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The atmosphere remained tense in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district on Wednesday (January 1) as riot police detained anti-government demonstrators after a day of protests.
Earlier in the day, a march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters on New Year's Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannon at crowds.
The violence broke out during the largely peaceful march as masses of citizens pressed authorities for further concessions in the Chinese-ruled city.
Hong Kong has been embroiled in more than six months of anti-government protests that have now spilled into 2020, with protesters demands including full democracy and an independent inquiry into allegations of police brutality.
(Production: Ebrahim Harris, Tanya Lezaic)
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