Hong Kong police fire tear gas during mass New Year’s day march

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired several rounds of tear gas at crowds during a New Year’s day march on Wednesday (Jan 1) that has drawn tens of thousands of people, including families with children.

What had been a peaceful march to press authorities for more concessions after more than half a year of protests, deteriorated into tense scenes mid-way during the march, with police firing tear gas to disperse protesters in the Wanchai district.

Frontline protesters quickly formed a line of defence, and some hurled petrol bombs back at police and unfurling umbrellas.
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