Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters at banned march against suspected triad beatings
Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas at thousands of pro-democracy protesters marching in an area where 45 people were injured in suspected triad attacks at a station last weekend.
Officers in riot gear shot the gas into a crowd of demonstrators who gathered in Yuen Long in defiance of police orders and despite officers’ appeals to leave.
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters stormed the area in sweltering heat on Saturday afternoon.
Police, who filmed marchers as they went, had banned the rally on safety grounds but activists said they would push ahead.
Many chanted anti-police slogans such as “Nasty police!” and “Hong Kong police, they know the law, break the law”.
Source: Sky News