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Hong Kong: Protesters hurl firebombs as police fire rubber bullets at banned rally

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 31, 2019 at 14:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters threw firebombs while police fired rubber bullets as clashes broke out during protests in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Footage shows firefighters putting out fires, firebombs exploding near police, and injured protesters being carried away by paramedics.

Demonstrators defied a police ban against rallying on the fifth anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms in Hong Kong, and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

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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Protesters threw firebombs while police fired rubber bullets as clashes broke out during protests in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Footage shows firefighters putting out fires, firebombs exploding near police, and injured protesters being carried away by paramedics.

Demonstrators defied a police ban against rallying on the fifth anniversary of China's decision to limit democratic reforms in Hong Kong, and in honour of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement triggered by it.

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.

M/S Police fire rubber bullets, firebomb explodes nearby

M/S Police behind shields

W/S Protesters run away from police

W/S Police walk past fires

W/S Protesters run as police move forward

M/S First aiders attend to injured person

M/S Injured protester carried away by others

M/S Police march forward

M/S Injured protester being lifted up

W/S Firefighters put out fires

M/S Firefighters

W/S Police vehicle's lights visible through vapour behind fence

W/S Riot police

W/S Police

M/S Police

W/S Protesters with umbrellas stand up

M/S Fire in street

M/S Protesters sitting down with umbrellas

W/S Protesters sitting down in street with umbrellas

W/S Police line

W/S Police line under bridge

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