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Hong Kong protesters target transit station as riot police mount search

Hong Kong protesters target transit station as riot police mount search”

Local media reported the two officers had been dressed as protesters.

The gathering at the airport to choke travel routes to Hong Kong's global airport comes after a chaotic night of running battles between police and masked protesters, the latest wave of unrest to hit the Chinese-ruled city.

Hong Kong police have arrested almost 900 people in connection with the protests since June.

"Unfortunately, Beijing completely refused to give in to these demands", says Pellegrin.

A protester uses a shield to cover himself as he faces policemen.

Police hit again with tear gasoline, baton prices and water cannon laced with chemical dye.

The South China Morning Post reported previous year that police had initially proposed ordering the water cannons in 2015, in the aftermath of pro-democracy Umbrella movement.

Demonstrations have rocked Hong Kong for more than twelve weeks.

The supplier, Armoric Holding, is a defence contractor based in Brittany.

"Behind the violence and chaos in Hong Kong is an elaborate scheme of the rioters and their patrons whose real intent is clearly exposed now", the editorial said. In addition to being just water cannons, the vehicles are equipped with four high-definition video cameras for surveillance.

A protester fetches an exploded tear gas shell, as blue-coloured water is fired from water cannons in Hong Kong.

The Chinese foreign ministry warned the Trump administration that it should not "stick their noses in our affairs", issuing a reminder that Hong Kong is a Chinese territory and is neither "American" nor "English". It described the Cerberus vehicles as "the ultimate in technology for a collective shower". Undercover police had earlier arrested protesters around them in Causeway Bay as part of a police operation to disperse thousands of people in the shopping district.

Many wanted London to grant citizenship to people born in Hong Kong before 1997.

Police arrested 63 people - 54 men and nine women - in train stations in Kowloon on Saturday night, Acting Senior Superintendent of Kowloon West Tsui Suk Yee said at a press conference.

Police were swinging batons at passengers on the platform of Prince Edward subway station as they backed into one end of a train auto shielding themselves with umbrellas. Officers left the carriage without making any immediate arrests.

Sunday's action is the latest in three months of increasingly violent protests sparked initially by opposition to a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but which morphed into a broader anti-government movement.

Yesterday, sanitation workers were seen clearing debris and removing graffiti after a night of pitched battles between protesters and police.

Besides the violent clashes, the authorities have sought to impose a wider "dragnet", AFP Hong Kong correspondent Elaine Yu tells FRANCE 24. Two trains were damaged by demonstrators, she said. "The first is psychological".

Tam said the police conduct when they arrived at the station was "very disturbing - the police appear to have beaten up people indiscriminately". In response, some protesters are taking to the encrypted messaging app Telegram to communicate. On Friday, several of the most prominent pro-democracy lawmakers and activists in the city were rounded up by the police, in an unmistakable warning that authorities would brook no infractions of a ban they had lowered on the march that an established advocacy group had planned for Saturday.

About 1,000 people marched to a Methodist church and police headquarters. It demonstrated that the "peaceful camp" of the movement still holds weight.



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