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Hong Kong protesters again clash with police

2019-08-04T16:46:16.080Z

Hong Kongers are demonstrating again on Sunday against the controversial extradition bill and the government of director Carrie Lam. Although it is now night in Hong Kong, the actions are not over yet. Part of the demonstrators collided with the police.



Hong Kongers are demonstrating again on Sunday against the controversial extradition bill and the government of director Carrie Lam. Although it is now night in Hong Kong, the actions are not over yet. Part of the demonstrators collided with the police.

Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of people were protesting peacefully in the region. The people who are still campaigning now move location after a short time. The riot police have used tear gas against them in several places.

The gas was used, for example, when hundreds of people threw stones and other objects at a police station. As a result of the actions, the work at four police stations was largely stopped.

Roads were also blocked at various locations, causing traffic to stop at two traffic tunnels, among others. The Hong Kong government condemns the violence and calls for the actions to be stopped. A warning is also given for "very dangerous" situations.

The demonstrators always move from location. (Photo: Reuters)

Half a million people go on strike on Monday

On Monday, residents of Hong Kong take action with a general strike that is expected to have major consequences. According to regional media, at least half a million people will go on strike. Hong Kong has more than seven million inhabitants.

Staff from public transport companies, among others, will put down work on Monday. The regional authorities call on citizens not to block roads and not to disrupt public transport. "We hope that protesters abide by the law and respect other citizens while making their demands heard"

The unrest in Hong Kong, a special administrative region within China, has been going on for more than two months. The protests started out of dissatisfaction about a bill that makes extradition to China possible, but now also focus on Lam and the police.

See also: This is what we know about the unrest in Hong Kong

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