Police and protesters clash in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Photo: James Wendlinger

Hong Kong police chief says tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds used in self-defence against extradition bill rioters, opposition lawmakers say force has ‘gone crazy’

  • Officers feared attacks with sharpened metal poles so held their ground with anti-riot measures, says Stephen Lo
  • Pro-democracy lawmakers accuse police of using ‘excessive force’, while Executive Council member says protesters were prepared for violence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police and protesters clash in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Photo: James Wendlinger
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Demonstrators block Lung Wo Road in Admiralty in Hong Kong as part of a protest against the government’s contentious extradition bill. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong extradition bill: thousands of protesters block city streets and prepare for worst as riot police gather nearby

  • Demonstrators stopping traffic from accessing Tim Mei and Tim Wa avenues, with metal barriers on Lung Wo Road
  • Controversial legislation is expected to have second reading at Legislative Council on Wednesday
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Demonstrators block Lung Wo Road in Admiralty in Hong Kong as part of a protest against the government’s contentious extradition bill. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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