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36 arrests made during demonstrations by demonstrators and police in Hong Kong

2019-08-26T04:20:01.674Z

The Hong Kong police made 36 arrests on Sunday. It was one of the toughest battles between protesters and the police during the weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The youngest arrestor is twelve years old.


The Hong Kong police made 36 arrests on Sunday. It was one of the toughest battles between protesters and the police during the weeks of anti-government demonstrations. The youngest arrestor is twelve years old.

The police fired tear gas on Sunday against protesters who, after a peaceful march, blocked the street and threw stones and molotov cocktails at the police. Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported that the police were also using water cannons against the demonstrators for the first time.

Previously these were only used to flush barricades off the street. There were also skirmishes on Saturday.

The protesters have been campaigning for more than two months against the government in Beijing and the Hong Kong driver, Carrie Lam.

Their demonstrations began as a protest against a - meanwhile withdrawn - plan to allow extradition to mainland China, but now form a broader call for more democracy. They also want Lam to clear the field.

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Source: nunl

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