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’The Legislative Council delayed debate on the proposal after thousands of demonstrators -- most clad in black or white -- swarmed the government complex in central Hong Kong, eventually prompting scuffles with police at the chamber doors. The protesters called for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to withdraw the bill, which they argue would blow up the legal wall intended to keep the former British colony’s justice system separate from China’s. Protest organizer the Civil Human Rights Front released a statement as evening set in, denouncing the police’s use of force, saying Hongkongers hadn’t “rioted” and urging Lam to take full responsibility.“CHRF urges the international community to intervene, denounce the Hong Kong government’s violent suppression and to withdraw the extradition bill,” it says.


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