Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas in clash

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas in clash 1

Riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong after tens of thousands took to the street for the seventh consecutive weekend amid an ongoing political crisis over a now-suspended extradition bill.

The demonstration had begun as a peaceful march, with organizers estimating that more than 400,000 people had joined the rally, while police said 138,000 took part in the march. Many wore the signature black look that has become a common sight at recent protests and chanted "Free Hong Kong!" as they thronged through the city.

But as the night wore on, thousands defied police orders to march beyond the designated end point toward the Chinese government's liaison office. Protesters spray-painted slogans on walls close to the building, before retreating in the face of a growing police presence.

Intermittent skirmishes continued amid chants of "Liberate Hong Kong," as the crowd headed to the center of the city. Once there, riot police armed with batons and shields fired tear gas to disperse a large group of mostly young activists, who charged police lines armed with metal barricades.

The clashes were the latest in a string of violent confrontations, as the protest movement evolves into a wider call for democratic reform.

52 Comments on "Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas in clash"

  1. Black American | July 21, 2019 at 5:19 PM | Reply

    Never give up Hong Kong!! Fight for your freedom!! Fight for your rights!

  2. Veracity North | July 21, 2019 at 5:20 PM | Reply

    It’s clear the Hong Kong citizens don’t want anything to do with the Chinese government. I completely understand why.

    • Utha – you are posting on political videos with a new account and you clearly aren’t using the platform for content sharing.
      Your excuse is pretty shallow.
      Nice try though.

    • @Crimdor
      WTF has that got to do with anything? I have better things to do than record myself playing games that no one watches. Get a life.

    • Muhammad was a pedophile caravan robber | July 22, 2019 at 10:57 AM | Reply

      stop telling smolletts to the american people, cnn

    • Rich Williams | July 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM | Reply

      @Veracity North someone should kill trump

  3. Just think if this was in 🇺🇸.
    🙏 for Hong Kong

    • Cracky McWestside | July 22, 2019 at 5:59 AM | Reply

      @Nomore Illegals please
      I doubt that. Many people see what a big mistake it was to vote for a patholical liar and narcissist like trump who only supports the one percent. Without the rigged electoral college trump wouldnt even have one the first election.

    • Grassy Villain | July 22, 2019 at 6:41 AM | Reply

      MAGA!!!!

    • If this happened in the US, they would’ve been shot with real bullets, so get off your high horse.

    • @citruscider hahaha good joke 😀

  4. courtneybaritone01 | July 21, 2019 at 5:43 PM | Reply

    Fight on people! Do not back down.

  5. Chopan Alvarado | July 21, 2019 at 6:18 PM | Reply

    Y doesn’t usa do something smh only when it benefits

    • Nagato Sarutobi | July 21, 2019 at 10:27 PM | Reply

      You an the 3 idiots to like your comment.. USA has no business in this,, This is an issue between China and Hong Kong… And US is too busy fighting among themselves to worry about the world.. right or left, up or down.. bottom or up.. blame trump blame the left blame blame blame.. This is what going on in the US…

    • yeah and go to war with china.. usa is under its own communist socialist takeover

  6. This is wonderful. China fighting for the democracy that is their human right. Keep it up!

    • @Cory donahue My first statement stands true. What was the first issues Trump took from the American people as soon as he got into office: Our internet privacy away. Bashes the media and so much more. Study Hitler and other dictators and pay close attention to the similarities that we are in now. Mostly pay attention to Hitler and how he obtain power. The small details are very important.

    • Cory donahue | July 22, 2019 at 2:24 AM | Reply

      @Grim Reefer hahahaha lol

    • @Jim Milne Actually, Hong Kong was part of China before the British took it from them at the end of the First Opium War in 1842, it was handed back to the Chinese in 1997. According to wiki regarding Government:
      “The Joint Declaration guarantees the Basic Law for 50 years after the transfer of sovereignty. It does not specify how Hong Kong will be governed after 2047, and the central government’s role in determining the territory’s future system of government is the subject of political debate and speculation. Hong Kong’s political and judicial systems may be reintegrated with China’s at that time, or the territory may continue to be administered separately.”

      THe Chinese have been infiltrating the Hong Kong Government since the start and it seems now the Chinese Government is getting impatient and not adhering to the joint declaration.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong

    • @William H I wouldn’t be surprised if this account was a Trump sponsored account. Troll, beware!

    • 个人练习时长两年半的徐某某 | July 22, 2019 at 8:38 AM | Reply

      @Jim Milne You know nothing。你甚至看不懂中文👎

  7. Uniqueness Entertainment | July 21, 2019 at 7:26 PM | Reply

    Us is soon to exploding the same fashion as China and the rest of the world including how Venezuela went. Or is this just building up more momentum. In the moment you hear our government called martial law then it’s on and Poppin.

  8. Michael Wilson | July 21, 2019 at 8:15 PM | Reply

    What about the French yellow vests? Over 5 dead and 18 lost eyes of these bullets. For 12 months

    • ….What about them?

    • @Cameron J He is trying to say if this riot happens in the western country, police would use real bullets.

    • Javier Mendez | July 22, 2019 at 4:28 AM | Reply

      @Shawn and the people would bring out an arsenal of weapons and splatter those bloody pigs guts all over DC. Riot police only attack unarmed protestors and i dont think the army will turn on us when it comes to overthrowing our government

    • anbakeoriginal | July 22, 2019 at 7:08 AM | Reply

      Non-=event! Non-event! Non-event!

  9. H o t r e t a r d e d c h i X | July 21, 2019 at 8:15 PM | Reply

    When they whipped out the rubber bullets, they no longer see you as a citizen, but a threat

  10. Aisha Gaines | July 21, 2019 at 10:03 PM | Reply

    Good lawd!!! 7 weeks straight of protests. (I can respect that.) Residents of Hong Kong are Very persistent. Over here in America, our protesting would’ve ended 6 weeks and 6 days ago.

    • Nomore Illegals please | July 22, 2019 at 3:19 AM | Reply

      You have been sleeping for the last three years.Everyday there are protest against law and order.

    • @Nomore Illegals please what law and order??? Protests are against inequality and injustice.

    • Javier Mendez | July 22, 2019 at 4:14 AM | Reply

      We need to start using force against the government. Blacks, Whites and Mexicans need to start finding their leaders and organize for a SHTF scenario. When peacefull protest arent effective an armed rebellion is the answer. Arm up for its going to get real here in America. Its just a matter of time. Death to the new world order!

    • Patrick Bellefleur | July 22, 2019 at 8:18 AM | Reply

      If this were black ppl, the news would have said that we are rioting and looting, notice a trend ?

  11. Support hong kong police

  12. Stay safe Hong Kong… your government sadly sees you as criminals. If they fire rubber bullets and beat you with batons they mean to maim or kill you.

  13. these people are strong!! they will find a way to keep going

  14. single side report, don’t deserve convince, filling of prejudice

  15. Only rubber bullet are used where these protesters are attacking the Hong Kong Beijing office ? Where are all the military tanks ?

  16. CNN, disgrace to fair journalism.

  17. I saw the UK flag and I just wonder does UK accept them who is leaving their EU allies. That explains some believe the protest is influenced by some international forces.

  18. anbakeoriginal | July 22, 2019 at 7:07 AM | Reply

    Oh Gord! The police are making them protestors move along. And last night a mob was beating ‘the free umbrellas’ at the train station.

  19. Cheryl Clark | July 22, 2019 at 11:22 AM | Reply

    Muellers testomony has to be shown on CBS,ABC,NBC,PBS,and all other news channels!!!!

  20. Ironic that they are fighting for democracy, while our democratics are fighting for facism. word.

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