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

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

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

What had been a peaceful march to press authorities for more concessions deteriorated into tense scenes mid-way during the march in the Wanchai district.

Hong Kong has been embroiled in more than six months of anti-government protests that have now spilled into 2020, with protesters demands including full democracy and an independent inquiry into allegations of police brutality.

(Production: Joyce Zhou, Tyrone Siu, Afiq Satikin, Angie Teo)

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