A big crowd gathers in Central to call for an end to the use of tear gas. Photo: Edmond So

Hundreds join Hong Kong rally against use of tear gas, as protester group claims some of those exposed to smoke suffer rashes, diarrhoea or have coughed up blood

  • Event at Edinburgh Place in Central held although officials have repeatedly dismissed fears that tear gas is toxic
  • Group says it interviewed 17,000 people exposed to the smoke, with nearly a quarter saying they suffered some problems
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A big crowd gathers in Central to call for an end to the use of tear gas. Photo: Edmond So
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Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.

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Christy Leung

Christy writes about crime and security-related stories for South China Morning Post's city desk.