Hong Kong Police Fire 150 Cans of Tear Gas at Demonstrators at Mass Protests Against Extradition Law

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Citizens gathered for mass protests in Hong Kong against their communist rulers in mainland China as they consider a new law allowing extraditions from Hong Kong to greater China. Hong Kong officials complained that the lack of extradition created a haven for criminals from the mainland. Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo has said “low fatality weapons,” including rubber bullets, bean bags and tear gas canisters, were used to clear the protests, claiming that demonstrators charged police lines with weapons.[/su_note

Over the past few days, huge numbers of protestors have gathered in Hong Kong to take a stand against another change in Hong Kong law instituted by Mainland China.  The protests turned ugly when police fired tear gas at the outraged demonstrators.

China instituted another change in Hong Kong law that has infuriated Hong Kong citizens.
The Hong Kong Free Press reported:

Hong Kong Police Commissioner Stephen Lo has said “low fatality weapons” were used to clear Wednesday’s anti-extradition law protests because demonstrators charged police lines with weapons.

Lo said the protests were organised, describing them as a “riot.” He added that around 150 tear gas canisters, “several” rounds of rubber bullets, and 20 beanbag shots were fired during the protest clearance. In comparison, 87 rounds of tear gas canisters were used during the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Eleven people were arrested for crimes in relation to disorderly conduct in public, unlawful assembly, assaulting police officers, and riot-related offences. He said 22 police officers were injured.

The protests are in response to changes to be voted upon in Hong Kong law –

It explicitly allows extraditions from Hong Kong to greater China – including the mainland, Taiwan and Macau – for the first time, closing what Hong Kong government officials have repeatedly described as a “loophole” that they claim has allowed the city to become a haven for criminals from the mainland.

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Gourdhead
Gourdhead
1 year ago

I have always wondered how long before the communist dragon moved to destroy the freedom and free enterprise that abounds in Hong Kong. Now we know.