Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters Amid Mall Rampage - Reports
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Sun 22nd September 2019 | 06:20 PM
BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2019) Police in Hong Kong on Sunday fired tear gas at violent protesters who vandalized businesses thought to be pro-Beijing in the mainly residential Sha Tin district, media said.
Demonstrators responded by hurling bricks and Molotov cocktails at the officers.
Some protesters split off to ravage the Sha Tin train station where they tried to break up ticket validators, causing police to interfere. Three shopping malls in other parts of the autonomous city were also attacked.
This is the 16th straight week of massive anti-government protests sparked off in early June by an unpopular extradition law, which has since been completely withdrawn, but calls for strikes continued.