Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators defy police ban again


28th July, 2019 05:02:32 printer

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators defy police ban again

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to Hong Kong's streets, blocking major roads and defying a police ban.

The protesters wore black and held umbrellas, chanting anti-police slogans while marching through the territory's business district.

Police had given permission for a rally in Chater Garden, but warned that protests outside the park were illegal.

On Saturday, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at another pro-democracy protest in Yuen Long, in the north.

Hong Kong has seen eight consecutive weekends of anti-government and pro-democracy protests.

It is ranked as one of the safest cities in the world - but recent protests have been followed by violent clashes between demonstrators, police and masked men wielding sticks, who are suspected of being criminal gang members.