Police again fire tear gas as rioters regroup in Hong Kong

Image result for Police again fire tear gas as rioters regroup in Hong KongHong Kong Police fired tear gas to try to break up brick-throwing anti-government protesters who marched in pouring rain on Sunday.

This comes after violent clashes a day earlier prompted police to fire tear gas for the first time in more than a week.

The Chinese-ruled city’s MTR rail operator suspended some services to try to prevent people gathering but protesters made it to a sports stadium in the vast container port of Kwai Chung, from where they marched to nearby Tsuen Wan.

Water cannon were also sent in for the first time in recent protests.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong police force has strongly condemned the violent acts of radical protesters.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the police said it had earlier issued the Letter of No Objection for public procession but some radical protesters deviated from the approved route, set up barricades on a number of roads, damaged smart lampposts and attacked police officers.

Given the situation, the police began the dispersal operation after repeated warnings issued to the protesters in Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Sham Shui Po went futile.

During the dispersal, the police used appropriate force to stop the violent acts by protesters.

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