Riot Police Pepper Spray Protesters During Close-Range Clash (File)

StoryfulNews Published August 14, 2019

Rumble Riot police and protesters clashed outside Sai Wan Ho station in Hong Kong on August 12, as seen in this footage shared by a local media group. Police can be seen pepper spraying protesters at close range before a chair is thrown towards police from the crowd. The video does not show what led to the confrontation. The mass protests started in March, against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, and grew in strength, with hundreds of thousands participating in multiple rallies. On August 14, medical practitioners joined the movement, staging a demonstration against police brutality. Credit: Campus TV HKUSU via Storyful

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