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Hong Kong: Tear gas and water cannons disrupt rally defying police ban

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 31, 2019 at 10:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Riot police shot tear gas and water cannons at protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday. Demonstrators defied a police ban against rallying on the 5th anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms in Hong Kong, and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

Riot policemen were filmed holding placards, reading "Disperse or we fire" and "Warning, tear smoke", shortly before the clashes erupted. Protesters were filmed using umbrellas to shelter from the tear gas.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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Riot police shot tear gas and water cannons at protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday. Demonstrators defied a police ban against rallying on the 5th anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms in Hong Kong, and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

Riot policemen were filmed holding placards, reading "Disperse or we fire" and "Warning, tear smoke", shortly before the clashes erupted. Protesters were filmed using umbrellas to shelter from the tear gas.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

W/S Police officers holding placards: "Disperse or we fire"; "Warning, tear smoke", Hong Kong

M/S Protesters with umbrellas, sheltering from tear gas

W/S Policeman firing tear gas

M/S Protesters with umbrellas, sheltering from tear gas

W/S Molotov cocktails landing close to police positions

M/S Water cannon in the distance, shooting water

W/S Protesters with umbrellas, sheltering from tear gas

W/S Protesters with umbrellas, sheltering from tear gas

W/S Police water cannon

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