Hong Kong Lawmaker Sprayed by Police


Hong Kong Lawmaker Sprayed by Police

Hong Kong lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung is sprayed with pepper spray by riot police on New Year’s Day.
πŸ‘‰ Hui is a member of the Democratic party. He had demanded police not use pepper spray and urged them to ‘please stay calm’.

Hong Kong has been battered by nearly seven months of unrest — its biggest political crisis in decades — which has seen millions come out on the streets demanding greater democratic freedoms.
Organizers claimed more than a million people gathered for Wednesday’s rally, which had approval from the authorities, and marched across the international financial hub’s main island in an attempt to put pressure on the government to meet their demands.
But after a peaceful start, violence erupted near the march within hours, with police and masked protesters facing off in several neighborhoods on the city’s main island.
(AFP)

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Author: VOA News