Hong Kong Police Fire Pepper Pellets as Protests Flare in Financial Heart

Anti-government protesters march against Beijing's plans to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong, China May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters march against Beijing’s plans to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong, China May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police also surrounded the Legislative Council amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms as activists called for protests.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: May 27, 2020, 11:37 AM IST

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets on Wednesday to disperse protesters in the heart of the global financial centre, where Beijing’s proposed national security laws have revived anti-government demonstrations.

Police also surrounded the Legislative Council amid soaring tensions over perceived threats to the city’s freedoms as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem.







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