Police In Hong Kong Fire Tear Gas As Demonstrators Rally In Response To Attack

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via NPR:

Protesters in Hong Kong defied orders to not demonstrate on Saturday, gathering to denounce the police and government in an area where pro-democracy activists were attacked last weekend.

Protesters swarmed a major road in the district of Yuen Long clutching umbrellas to shield themselves from police cameras and tear gas that was later used against them at various sites along the route of their march.

The rally stemmed from an attack last Sunday at a train station in Yuen Long that left dozens of locals and pro-democracy activists wounded. The masked assailants, who wore white shirts and carried clubs, are suspected of having ties to organized crime groups known as triads.

Michael Yon, who is in Hong Kong and has been all over this story, emailed us the following videos. Check his Facebook page for updates.

 

 

h/t ED

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