Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannon As Protests Enter 99th Day

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Updated September 15, 2019
People react after police fired tear gas to clear pro-democracy protesters in the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. PHOTO: Anthony WALLACE / AFP


Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city.

Tens of thousands of people defied authorities to march through the streets of the financial hub in an unsanctioned rally on Sunday.

But it descended into violence outside the city government’s offices in the late afternoon as police battled small groups of radical protesters.