Blue dye streams from a police water cannon. A reporter from Taiwan who was doused said the liquid induced a ‘burning pain’. Photo: Felix Wong

Indelible blue dye fired from water cannons by Hong Kong police – protesters adjust with new clothes and removal tips

  • Incriminating pigment fired for first time as water cannons unleashed to fight off petrol bombs, bricks and raging fires
  • No injuries reported from anti-riot vehicles – but police could track down protesters stained with dye
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Blue dye streams from a police water cannon. A reporter from Taiwan who was doused said the liquid induced a ‘burning pain’. Photo: Felix Wong
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Protesters on Harcourt Road in Admiralty after ‘Occupy Central’ was officially launched in the early morning of September 28, 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang

Protest on fifth anniversary of ‘831 framework’ in Hong Kong a reminder electoral reform remains a burning issue

  • Stringent measures handed down by Beijing for election of city’s chief executive triggered protests that led to Occupy Central
  • Government remains non-committal on universal suffrage though opposition says matter is at root of recent turmoil
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters on Harcourt Road in Admiralty after ‘Occupy Central’ was officially launched in the early morning of September 28, 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
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