Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets at Hong Kong ‘Riot Situation’

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Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets at Hong Kong ‘Riot Situation’While Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam argues the legislation is necessary to close a legal loophole that makes the city a refuge to criminals, opponents say its approval would blow up the legal wall intended to keep the former British colony’s justice system separate from China’s. Wednesday’s protests follow one of the largest demonstrations since the handover. Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo said he was confident the situation was under control, after officers fired tear gas, rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds at charging protesters. Lo said the use-of-force was justified to control a “riot situation” and that he wouldn’t be calling in the Chinese military for assistance.


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