onsdag 27. mai 2020

Riot police take zero tolerance approach to Hong Kong protests as tensions build

Around 300 people were arrested across Hong KongWednesday, as sporadic protests over a controversial new national security lawwere met by a massive police presence and zero tolerance approach, with pepper spray, kettling and searches used to quickly contain any potential unrest. Riot police detained and arrested dozens of people in the busy shopping area of Causeway Bay and Central, the city's main global business hub, during scattered and seemingly spontaneous protests over the law, which critics say threatens basic political freedoms and civil liberties. 

Multiple protesters could be seen wrestled to the ground by police, and pepper spray and pellets were fired into crowds gathered in densely populated areas. Arrests were also made in Mong Kok, in Kowloon, police said.