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Protest resumes in Central after yet more tear gas

2019-11-12 HKT 17:29
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  • People began filling the streets once again after the police left. Photo: RTHK
    People began filling the streets once again after the police left. Photo: RTHK
  • A young man was left covered in blood after apparently being struck in the head by a tear gas cannister. Photo: RTHK
    A young man was left covered in blood after apparently being struck in the head by a tear gas cannister. Photo: RTHK
  • Police fired tear gas at people who were heckling them in Central. Photo: RTHK
    Police fired tear gas at people who were heckling them in Central. Photo: RTHK
  • A man suffers from the effects of the tear gas fired by police. Photo: RTHK
    A man suffers from the effects of the tear gas fired by police. Photo: RTHK
Cecil Wong reports
People began blocking roads again in Central on Tuesday evening, around an hour and a half after a protest that began at lunchtime appeared to have come to an end.

Police fired tear gas multiple times throughout the day and made a number of arrests in the afternoon after charging at a crowd.

As officers were finally leaving the scene at around 5pm, they faced abuse from onlookers, prompting them to fire more tear gas.

A young man was seen covered in blood, with those around him saying they believed he had been struck in the head by a tear gas cannister.

Around 200 people then began gathering in Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road once again, with traffic at a standstill, while bricks were also strewn over Connaught Road Central.

Earlier, thousands of protesters, office workers and others had joined an anti-government protest in the financial district, just as they had done the day before.

Buses had been vandalised and commandeered by protesters who used the vehicles to block roads.