Chaos on Hong Kong roads continues for day 3

Chaos on Hong Kong roads continues for day 3

Agency News

Hong Kong, Nov 13: Chaos on Hong Kong roads continued for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as agitators continued their strike, obstructing roads and fighting battles with police.

Until early hours, police lobbed teargas and rubber shells to contain protesters who ignited fire and petrol bombs at Chinese University of Hong Kong, BBC reported. The protestors were building barricades on several major roads to cripple traffic, tossing bricks and other obstacles to disrupt traffic movement.

Riot police continue to be deployed across the city. Protesters have called for a third day of strike and disruption to several metro stations has led to another morning of long delays and queues. The clashes followed an incident on Monday when police shot a protester and a man was set on fire.

Hong Kong is witnessing 24 straight weeks of increasingly violent rallies, aimed at securing greater democratic freedoms from China, which has ruled the city under the one country, two systems framework since its handover from the British in 1997. (UNI)