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Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as officers fire tear gas

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as officers fire tear gas

Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protestors angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, most of them young people dressed in black, had gathered peacefully outside government buildings in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared, with claims some

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as officers fire tear gas

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as officers fire tear gas

Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protestors angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, most of them young people dressed in black, had gathered peacefully outside government buildings in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared, with claims some

Police Outside Legislative Council Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Police Outside Legislative Council Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Police fired pepper spray and tear gas at protesters outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council buildings on Wednesday, June 12, as turmoil over a proposed extradition law continued. Protesters dispersed but continued to block roads around the buildings. The demonstrations followed huge protests on the weekend against the extradition bill, which would

Photos From the Hong Kong Extradition Protests

Photos From the Hong Kong Extradition Protests

HONG KONG — Protesters in Hong Kong, fearful that their civil liberties are under threat, are gathering in numbers not seen for years in this semiautonomous Chinese territory. They are protesting a proposed law that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong has no extradition agreement, including mainland China,

China Rebuffs Claims That Beijing Will Send Army to Disperse Hong Kong Protests

China Rebuffs Claims That Beijing Will Send Army to Disperse Hong Kong Protests

"I do not know where you received this information. This is called disinformation. These rumours are spread to provoke panic", the spokesman said when asked whether Beijing would send army units to suppress protests in Hong Kong. © AP Photo/ Kin Cheung Hong Kong Government Says It Will Not Withdraw Extradition Bill - Report Rallies

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters

WSJ’s John Lyons reports from the streets of Hong Kong, where police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters against a controversial extradition bill. Photo: Getty Images

The long road: Hong Kong's democratic struggles since 1997

The long road: Hong Kong's democratic struggles since 1997

next Image 1 of 2 FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 1, 1997, then Hong Kong's newly inaugurated Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, right, receives a book bearing a picture of a statue from then Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen during a ceremony in Hong Kong. On July 1, 1997, Tung Chee-Hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, declared:

Hong Kong clashes erupt after protesters storm legislature

Hong Kong clashes erupt after protesters storm legislature

Hong Kong, China - Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon, and pepper spray after thousands of protesters surrounded the legislature and forced a delay in a debate over a controversial extradition bill. What was a relatively peaceful demonstration erupted on Wednesday at about 3:30pm local time (07:00 GMT) as hundreds of protesters tried to storm