Thousands take to streets in Hong Kong to oppose China's controversial law

Hong Kong saw protests against the China's proposed new national security legislation. In this protest, police had to fire tear gas and a water cannon at protesters, to take control of the situation.

Protests against China

Thousands took to the streets in Hong Kong to March against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city.

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Tear gas fired

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district on Sunday.

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One country, two systems

Critics say it goes against the “one country, two systems” framework that promises the city freedoms not found in mainland China.

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Dress code: black

Crowds of demonstrators dressed in black gathered Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district to protest the proposed legislation.

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"Stand with Hong Kong"

Protesters chanted slogans including “Stand with Hong Kong,” “Liberate Hong Kong” and “Revolution of our times.”

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Pro-democracy protest

The protest was a continuation of a month long pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong that began last year and has at times descended into violence between police and protesters.

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Blue flags raised by police

Police raised blue flags, warning protesters to disperse, before firing multiple rounds of tear gas. They later fired a water cannon at the protesters.

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