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Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas during 'Masquerade Halloween' protests

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 31, 2019 at 20:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters who participated in the 'Masquerade Halloween' rally on Thursday.

Wearing masks despite the recently enacted mask ban and giving candies away, protesters gathered at the Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, and marched to Lam Kwai Fong, the city's busiest nightlife district known for its Halloween celebrations.

Riot police set a control line to keep the crowd away. Footage shows police and protesters running amid the tear gas smoke and officers shouting at a photographer.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies later evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by months of clashes between protesters and the authorities.

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Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters who participated in the 'Masquerade Halloween' rally on Thursday.

Wearing masks despite the recently enacted mask ban and giving candies away, protesters gathered at the Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, and marched to Lam Kwai Fong, the city's busiest nightlife district known for its Halloween celebrations.

Riot police set a control line to keep the crowd away. Footage shows police and protesters running amid the tear gas smoke and officers shouting at a photographer.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since March. The rallies later evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by months of clashes between protesters and the authorities.

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