Hong Kong protesters mark China's national day with petrol bombs, street battles with police
- Published: 01 October 2019
- Hong Kong protesters threw petrol bombs and police fired tear gas in street battles across the city on Tuesday, posing a direct challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on October 1st.
Anti-government protests rocked the entire Chinese-ruled city on China's 70th anniversary, as many areas turned into battlefields while police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds.
Protesters have vowed to seize on the holiday to propel their calls for greater democracy onto the international stage, hijacking an occasion Beijing sees as an opportunity to showcase China's economic and military progress.
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