Iran News covers the report of CNN about Hong Kong protesters. Arrests made throughout Hong Kong Police are making arrests across the city, adding to the hundreds of people who have already been arrested (and largely released on bail) since the protests began three months ago. The authorities have been increasing the amount of arrests […]
Police are making arrests across the city, adding to the hundreds of people who have already been arrested (and largely released on bail) since the protests began three months ago.
The authorities have been increasing the amount of arrests they’ve been carrying out in recent weeks, with the idea that they will be able to crack down on the radical core of the increasingly-violent protests and stymie the overall movement.
Video footage from local media showed numerous mainly young people being forcibly detained at spots in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island. Most were wearing black and came masked and in rudimentary body armor.
In Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, large numbers of black-clad protesters and riot police are facing off. Trash cans have been set on fire and placed in front of the closed subway station, and police are firing tear gas on busy thoroughfares.
The police have fired over twenty rounds of tear gas in Tsim Sha Tsui. CNN saw protesters throw petrol bombs as they retreated back down the main road following the tear gas deployment.
Lines of riot police are now advancing toward the protesters.
There are wildcat protests occurring all over Hong Kong right now, in at least six locations.
In Admiralty district, crowds in black are gathering near government buildings. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the Legislative Council, which has been a target for protests all summer.
Some protesters are digging up metal fences and tying them to bicycles to act as makeshift barricades.
They’ve also burned a national flag in Causeway Bay, a shopping district on Hong Kong Island. Police responded with an official statement to “strongly condemn” the protesters’ actions.
Riot police, armed with batons and full-body shields, are out in several locations across the city. They have fired tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as shooting blue dye from water cannons. They have also made multiple arrests.
It’s the 16th week of Hong Kong protesters coming to streets and shouting their demand of communist china ruling over their country.
- source : CNN, Irannews