Protesters searched when they leave

Local | 12 Jun 2019 5:27 pm

Police have been searching some protesters and their bags as the leave the scene of massive protests today. 
Scores of protesters were leaving the area, some with their hands held high, after police shot tear gas around the besieged city government headquarters near the waterfront. 
Protesters threw rocks, bottles, metal barricades and other projectiles at police. 
Livestreamed reports from local television stations showed protesters who remained at the scene putting plastic wrap around their arms, wetting face masks and tightening goggles they were using to protect themselves from tear gas and pepper spray. 
The protesters are opposed to a bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory.-AP


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