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Hong Kong: Protesters smash council building windows, police respond to the riot

Hong Kong: Protesters smash council building windows, police respond to the riot

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Violent protests engulfed Hong Kong early on Monday morning as thousands faced off with riot police on the anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese rule amid ever-growing anger over a controversial extradition bill. In footage posted online, police are seen rushing a line of protesters who formed a wall of umbrellas in an attempt to shelter from pepper spray deployed by law enforcers. Several people were later seen lying on the ground. In a separate incident, protesters used a metal trolley to try and storm Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building. They smashed the windows in an attempt to get inside, but were stopped by riot police armed with batons. Parts of Hong Kong were also paralyzed as protesters occupied roads, blocking them with metal barriers. This year’s 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s 1997 handover from Britain to China comes amid ongoing tensions, which have rocked the city since the end of March. In the past three weeks, more than a million people took part in…
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