Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong on handover anniversary
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  • 11:18 01 July 2019

Police and protesters clash in Hong Kong on handover anniversary

Police in Hong Kong have clashed with protesters marking the anniversary of its handover from the UK to Chinese rule, ONA reports citing BBC.

In chaotic scenes on Monday, police used pepper spray and batons to contain demonstrators outside a venue hosting the annual flag-raising ceremony.

A group of protesters later tried to break into the government building.

Huge protests have taken place in recent weeks over an extradition bill, which would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The government has agreed to suspend it indefinitely, but the rallies continue and Chief Executive Carrie Lam is facing ongoing calls to resign.

Faig Mahmudov

Tags: Hong Kong world

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