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Hong Kong: Protesters clash with police at Halloween demo

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
October 31, 2019 at 22:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong police and protesters clashed during the Halloween rallies with tear gas being used on Thursday, as people gathered near Prince Edward station to commemorate alleged victims of police brutality.

Footage shows police officers pinning a person down on the ground with several others seen holding cans believed to be pepper spray and pointing it at protesters and journalists.

People were also seen placing candles and flowers by Prince Edward station, that had been closed prior to the rally.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since the end of March.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 and protesters clashed during the Halloween rallies with tear gas being used on Thursday, as people gathered near Prince Edward station to commemorate alleged victims of police brutality.

Footage shows police officers pinning a person down on the ground with several others seen holding cans believed to be pepper spray and pointing it at protesters and journalists.

People were also seen placing candles and flowers by Prince Edward station, that had been closed prior to the rally.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests sparked by a now-withdrawn extradition bill since the end of March.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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