Riot police fire tear gas at the junction of Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Photo: Sam Tsang
Riot police fire tear gas at the junction of Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Photo: Sam Tsang

Tear gas fired, arrests made as thousands protest against Beijing’s planned national security law for Hong Kong

  • Police say at least 180 people arrested in crackdown as protesters spread out along streets of Causeway Bay and Wan Chai
  • Top Chinese officials seek to ease fears about new law’s impact on local freedoms but remain stern about seeing it implemented

Riot police fire tear gas at the junction of Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Photo: Sam Tsang
Riot police fire tear gas at the junction of Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Photo: Sam Tsang
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