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Hong Kong: Police disperse protesters with tear gas as MTR facilities vandalised

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 07, 2019 at 19:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police moved in to disperse protesters as they continued to set up barricades and damage metro stations in Hong Kong's Yuen Long area on Monday, amid ongoing demonstrations against Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s government.

Footage shows protesters breaking the entrance of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station and setting it on fire, while police in riot gear march through debris-covered streets firing tear gas.

The protests, sparked by a since-withdrawn extradition bill which drew hundreds of thousands to take to the streets in March, have turned increasingly violent in recent weeks as protesters began destroying businesses owned by pro-Beijing residents. Demonstrators continue to hit the streets waiting for demands to be met, including amnesty for those arrested and investigating alleged police brutality.

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Police moved in to disperse protesters as they continued to set up barricades and damage metro stations in Hong Kong's Yuen Long area on Monday, amid ongoing demonstrations against Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s government.

Footage shows protesters breaking the entrance of a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station and setting it on fire, while police in riot gear march through debris-covered streets firing tear gas.

The protests, sparked by a since-withdrawn extradition bill which drew hundreds of thousands to take to the streets in March, have turned increasingly violent in recent weeks as protesters began destroying businesses owned by pro-Beijing residents. Demonstrators continue to hit the streets waiting for demands to be met, including amnesty for those arrested and investigating alleged police brutality.

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