A pro-Beijing, pro-police rally in Hong Kong on Saturday drew 316,000 people according to organisers. Photo: AP

China state media takes aim at ‘violent extremists’ in Hong Kong

  • Minority with ‘evil intentions’ using protest chaos to undermine Chinese development
  • Xinhua mentions ‘external forces’ but People’s Daily does not
Topic |   Hong Kong political reform

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A pro-Beijing, pro-police rally in Hong Kong on Saturday drew 316,000 people according to organisers. Photo: AP
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Protesters try to fight off the effects of tear gas fired by police on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Central Hong Kong becomes battleground as riot police clash with protesters after third major march against extradition bill and siege of Beijing’s liaison office

  • ‘We have nothing to lose now, I am not afraid’, protester shouts as late-night clashes erupt between riot police and masked, helmeted youths in black
  • Government condemns protesters for changing the approved march route and vandalising China’s national emblem at liaison office
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters try to fight off the effects of tear gas fired by police on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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