3 Aug 2019

Hong Kong: Fire and tear gas as anti-government protests escalate

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas to break up protests after one group began throwing bricks and vandalising a police station.

Crowds defied police warnings to continue marching beyond a pre-approved route – some blocking the entrance to a major tunnel, disrupting traffic in a normally busy shopping district.

We also speak to Antony Dapiran, author of City Of Protest: A recent history of dissent in Hong Kong who is currently on the ground with protesters.

It’s now the ninth consecutive week of mass protests – with public anger at the authorities showing little sign of dying down. Ed Howker reports.