Protesters Break Through Barriers at Hong Kong Legislative Council

StoryfulNews Published June 12, 2019 0 Plays

Rumble Protesters broke through barriers outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council buildings on Wednesday, June 12, after police had attempted to push them back by using pepper spray. Wednesday’s events followed a huge protest on the weekend against an extradition bill, which would allow for the transfer of criminal suspects to mainland China. The Sunday rally ended with clashes between protesters and police. According to the Hong Kong Free Press, the meeting to discuss the proposed legislation at government buildings on Wednesday was postponed. The South China Morning Post reported that protesters had managed to barge into the Legislative Council itself on Wednesday, where they were met by riot police who used tear gas and smoke bombs. Credit: @puck_finn via Storyful