In Hong Kong, where tension came, the tear gas reappeared yesterday. The two-week-long peace demonstration collapsed as Molotov cocktails and tear gas flew.

Song-wook correspondent in Beijing.


Protesters against criminal extradition legislation set up barricades on the roads.

After the disbandment, police shoot tear gas and water cannons, and protesters face bricks and Molotov cocktails.

Some protesters and police clashed in Hong Kong yesterday and today for two consecutive days.

The peace streak following the protests in Hong Kong International Airport collapsed in ten days.

Some protesters yesterday said they were cut by a chainsaw and said security cameras on street lamps violated privacy.

As a result, concerns over the Chinese People's Liberation Army are rising again.

A talk held yesterday in Shenzhen, hosted by the National Hong Kong Macau Research Group, called for a central government intervention.

[Vice Chairman, Mary Tam / NPC Standing Law Committee: China's central government has the right to intervene to rectify. The People's Liberation Army based in Hong Kong is not a scarecrow.]

Influential Hong Kong officials met with Hong Kong Minister Carrie Ram to urge some of the protesters' demands.

Carrie Lam, however, is said to have said he could not use the word "withdrawal of repatriation law," suggesting central pressure.

Hong Kong's opposition group will continue a large-scale urban march on the 31st, the fifth anniversary of the decision of the Hong Kong Administrator's indirect election system.

(Video coverage: Choi Duk-hyun, Video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)