A masked protester throws back a round of tear gas. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong police defend use of tear gas during approved march, blaming violent radicals for deviating from approved route

  • Police said they had no choice but to deploy tear gas after hard-core protesters on a bypass threw bricks and glass bottles at officers below
  • Thousands of people, including the elderly and children, had attended march in Tsim Sha Tsui
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A masked protester throws back a round of tear gas. Photo: Sam Tsang
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