Streets of Hong Kong become protest battlefield on China National Day

Streets of Hong Kong become protest battlefield on China National Day
# 01 October 2019 15:27 (UTC +04:00)

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy protesters throwing petrol bombs in the Asian financial hub on Tuesday as its Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, APA reports citing Reuters.

The South China Morning Post and television reports said at least one person was wounded in the chest by police firing live rounds. Police did not respond to requests for comment but have said they fired live rounds into the air in previous clashes.

Fifteen people were wounded across the territory, one critically, the Hospital Authority said without giving details.

Police fired water cannon and volley after volley of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing Molotov cocktails outside central government offices in the Admiralty area and ordered the evacuation of the Legislative Council building next door.

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