søndag 28. juli 2019

Another weekend in Hong Kong: chaos, tear gas and anger as protesters descend on Yuen Long

For three consecutive weekends, Hong Kong police have forcibly dispersed angry crowds as anti-government protests triggered by the now-abandoned extradition bill rage on. In the northern town of Yuen Long on Saturday, riot police used tear gas, sponge grenades, pepper spray and batons to drive back protesters, who responded with umbrellas, sticks and projectiles.

The latest rally came after an armed mob attacked anti-government protesters and passers-by in the area last weekend, injuring at least 45 people. Saturday’s chaotic scenes – broadcast live around the world – lasted well into the night. As of 1am on Sunday, 23 people had been injured, with two in serious condition. Police also arrested a number of people.