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Hong Kong police warn of violent clashes with demonstrators: NPR



Policemen remove their weapons following a confrontation with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday. An officer fired a warning shot into the air ̵

1; the first such incident after eleven weeks of protest.

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Policemen remove their weapons following a confrontation with demonstrators during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday. An officer fired a warning shot into the air – the first such incident since eleven weeks protest.

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Besieged Hong Kong police officers drew their arms to protesters, one of whom fired a warning shot into the air as they were pushed back by a dense crowd of demonstrators.

The shot was apparently the first incident since protests began in early June. It was in the middle of a night of violent protests in which activists hurled petrol bombs and paving stones and smashed shop windows during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Glass shards in a mahjong store operated by mainland Chinese and damaged by demonstrators.

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Glass shards in a mahjong store operated by mainland Chinese were damaged by demonstrators on Sunday in protest in Hong Kong.

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A dramatic video of night-to-Sunday clashes shows demonstrators armed with self-made truncheons, forcing a small group of police officers through a crossroads in Tseun Wan Township. After an officer falls to the ground and is surrounded by the crowd, another pulls his weapon and shoots in the air. Several other officers point their revolvers at the demonstrators and stop their advance.

Policeman shoots up while demonstrators collide with officers.


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Police firing water cannons and tear gas from demonstrators arrested 36 people Sunday, the youngest at the age of 12.

In a Facebook post, the Hong Kong police, citing Commissioner Lo Wai-chung, reported that several policemen had been injured "after being recklessly attacked by rioters."

"The escalating illegal and violent actions of radical protesters are not only outrageous but are also bringing Hong Kong to the brink of a very dangerous situation," the government said in a statement A gas bomb as protesters on Sunday at Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong riot police collude to demand democracy and political reform.

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An anti-extradition protester throws a gasoline bomb as demonstrators collide with riot police on Sunday in Tsuen Wan rally in Hong Kong to demand democracy and political reform.

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The protests on Sunday were some of the most violent since mass demonstrations began eleven weeks ago against a proposed extradition law that would have allowed some individuals charged with crimes in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial. Since then, the protesters' list of complaints has been broadened by the call to step down Carrie Lam, head of Hong Kong's Beijing office, and initiate an investigation into alleged police brutality against demonstrators.

The weeks of the demonstrations are interrupted trading in the Asian financial metropolis, Lam challenged, who has tried a carrot and stick approach. Their government withdrew the extradition law, but repeatedly warned the demonstrators against a violent crackdown if the demonstrations continued.