Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

Published August 5, 2019, 4:41 PM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Agence France-Presse

Riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon as the financial hub was shaken by a general strike that brought parts of the city to a standstill.

Police fire tear gas in Causeway Bay district during a protest in Hong Kong on August 4, 2019. - Riot police fired tear gas on August 4 at protesters on Hong Kong's main island, the second consecutive night of unrest in a territory battered by weeks of anti-government rallies. (Philip FONG / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Police fire tear gas in Causeway Bay district during a protest in Hong Kong on August 4, 2019. – Riot police fired tear gas on August 4 at protesters on Hong Kong’s main island, the second consecutive night of unrest in a territory battered by weeks of anti-government rallies. (Philip FONG / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

The latest clashes occurred in the working-class district of Wong Tai Sin with police launching multiple volleys of tear gas to clear hundreds of demonstrators from a main road, AFP reporters on the scene said.

 

 
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