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Police used tear gas against demonstrators in Hong Kong. Provocateurs began to attack protesters

The rally gathered, according to various sources, from 138 to 400 thousand people.


The special forces used tear gas against protesters in Hong Kong. According to CNN, the action takes place for the seventh week in a row against the background of the ongoing political crisis due to the extradition law.

The action gathered, according to the participants, more than 400 thousand people. Police said 138 thousand protesters took part in the rally. The rally was authorized by the authorities, but its participants deviated from the agreed route.

Clashes with police began in the government quarter. There, the protesters tried to paint over the Chinese coat of arms on the building of the PRC representative office.

Eyewitnesses and journalists reported on a group of people in white T-shirts who, during the rallies, attacked citizens. The media believe that these are representatives of organized crime who oppose the protesters.

On June 12, mass demonstrations began in Hong Kong. Their participants oppose the adoption of a law according to which the authorities will be able to extradite suspects to mainland China, Macao and Taiwan, with which Hong Kong does not have an extradition agreement. According to various estimates, from 300 thousand to a million people took to the streets. Due to the fact that the protesters blocked the streets near government buildings, the police used pepper gas, batons and rubber bullets.

On June 15, the Hong Kong administration decided to suspend consideration of amendments to the law on extradition after mass protests in the city, but they continued. Residents require a complete abolition of the bill.

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