In Hong Kong, the police resorted to tear gas shelling against thousands of protesters last night as the city state entered its 10th week of mass demonstrations and unrest. As per media reports from the Wan Chai district, bricks and petrol bombs thrown at riot police who reacted by charging at protesters with batons. A number of people were injured in the clashes including a police officer.
Tear gas was also used in on both sides of Victoria Harbour, in the Tsim Sha Tsui area on the Kowloon side and in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island. The protests came after Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam declared that she would not step down as is being demanded by the demonstrators.
Hong Kong airport authorities cancelled all arriving and departing flights as thousands of protesters entered the arrivals hall for a demonstration.