tirsdag 24. september 2019

Hong Kong police and demonstrators clash as tensions escalate

Protesters and police have clashed in Hong Kong in another weekend of unrest as tensions escalate in the run-up to a significant political anniversary for Beijing. Riot police fired teargas, pepper spray and bean bag rounds on protesters who vandalised metro stations and set improvised barricades ablaze in several flashpoints across the city. The confrontations mark the 16th consecutive weekend of mass protest for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and come less than 10 days before China celebrates its national day on 1 October, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.