Hong Kong police disperse demonstrators with tear gas

​Hong Kong police disperse demonstrators
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Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse groups of anti-government demonstrators marching for another protest today, Report informs citing the TASS.

According to local television, radical protesters armed with metal bars, slingshots and lasers gathered outside a government building in the Tuen Mun district. They set fire to the national flag, caused damage to property, erect barricades.

Police urged rioters to disperse immediately, detaining individual activists.

The transit operator, MTR Corp, closed train stations near potential protest sites, including Yuen Long and Tuen Mun, for safety reasons.

Mass protests in Hong Kong have been going on for more than three months. On September 4, the head of the local administration, Carrie Lam, agreed to comply with one of the five demands of the demonstrators and completely withdraw the unpopular extradition bill that allows offenders to be extradited to mainland China. Despite this, many youth opposition supporters  express their readiness to continue their rallies.

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