Australia  

Tear Gas Used Against Protesters in Hong Kong Amid Citywide Strike

Video Credit: Rumble - Duration: 00:45s - Published
Tear Gas Used Against Protesters in Hong Kong Amid Citywide Strike

Tear Gas Used Against Protesters in Hong Kong Amid Citywide Strike

Transport in Hong Kong was widely disrupted on August 5 as tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets amid a general strike called that day.

Police used tear gas at multiple locations, the South China Morning Post said, adding that protesters stood in defiance in a number of instances.

Footage here shows tear gas being used on a crowd of protesters blocking Harcourt Road, a major highway of the Admiralty district.

Access to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was also blocked by protesters, along with several other main roads.

Eighty-two arrests were made, according to a police spokesman.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam denounced the protests as “illegal acts,” saying they risked destroying “the stability and prosperity” of Hong Kong.

Credit: Neil Taylor via Storyful

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Car rammings and tear gas used to disperse Hong Kong protesters

Car ramming and tear gas have been used to disperse protesters in Hong Kong as a rare strike caused...
SBS - Published

Hong Kong 'on the brink' leaders warn as unrest, clashes spread

Car ramming and tear gas have been used to disperse protesters in Hong Kong as a rare strike caused...
SBS - Published

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as marchers defy ban

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday after anti-government marches went ahead...
The Age - Published Also reported by •SBS



Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Protesters In Hong Kong Hit The Streets Despite Government Ban [Video]

Protesters In Hong Kong Hit The Streets Despite Government Ban

Protesters threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and police while police responded with tear gas and water cannons.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:05Published
Brawl on Hong Kong MRT between anti and pro-government supporters [Video]

Brawl on Hong Kong MRT between anti and pro-government supporters

A violent brawl broke out on an MRT train in a Hong Kong station between anti and pro-government supporters. An old man was among those who came to blows with young black-clad..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:36Published
Barricade burnt as Hong Kong protest heats up [Video]

Barricade burnt as Hong Kong protest heats up

Hong Kong protesters torched a pile of barricade on Saturday (August 31) after police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:48Published