5 Aug 2019

Hong Kong brought to standstill as violence erupts during protests

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Violence has erupted during yet another day of protests in Hong Kong.

Riot police fired numerous rounds of tear gas to disperse crowds who had gathered to support the first general strike in 50 years.

The action brought large swathes of Hong Kong to a standstill, with roads blocked, flights cancelled and most rail services suspended.

And several groups of demonstrators have been attacked by mobs wielding wooden poles.