Friday 13 December 2019
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Mayhem in Hong Kong as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets

Hong Kong – Mayhem erupted in Hong Kong on Sunday as riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse thousands of protesters who defied orders by occupying major roads and vandalising Beijing’s liaison office, and suspected gangsters attacked rally-goers at a station in an outlying district of the city. 

The demonstration began peacefully as tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured onto the streets to renew calls for an independent inquiry into police brutality, alongside other pro-democracy demands.

Clad in their usual black, the demonstrators began gathering at Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island for a march towards Wan Chai, a busy commercial area.

But thousands carried on further west beyond the endpoint to Central and Sheung Wan, gathering outside Beijing’s liaison office, where protesters threw eggs and defaced the national Chinese emblem outside the building. 

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