Hong Kong Police have fired tear gas to quell the demonstrators who had been marching through the northern district of Yuen Long. Witness account confirmed that tens of thousands of people have participated in the march which was banned by Police. The protest was to condemn an assault on pro-democracy protesters by armed masked men that took place there last week.
Demonstrations accused that the Police have been turning a blind eye and colluding with the attackers. But Hong Kong police out rightly denied this claim as ‘wrong’.
Hong Kong has seen seven weeks of anti-government and pro-democracy protests. The protests were sparked by a controversial bill that would have enabled extraditions to mainland China.
The government has since halted the legislation - but protesters are now also demanding an inquiry into police violence, democratic reform, and that the territory's leader Carrie Lam resigns.