Protesters clash sit-in during Hong Kong weekend protests

  • Sunday 15, September 2019 10:53 AM
  • Protesters clash sit-in during Hong Kong weekend protests
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Baton-wielding Hong Kong police moved in to break up scuffles on Saturday (September 14) between pro-China protesters and those denouncing perceived Chinese meddling in the Asian financial hub, the latest in months of sometimes violent clashes.
The clashes in the Kowloon Bay area of the Hong Kong "special administrative zone" of China spilled out onto the streets, with each confrontation captured by dozens of media and onlookers on their smart phones. Police detained several people.

But the unrest was minor compared with previous weeks when anti-government protesters have attacked the legislature and Liaison Office, the symbol of Chinese rule, trashed metro stations and set street fires. Police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Meanwhile students took part in another peaceful protest in another part of Hong Kong, also on Saturday.