12 Jun 2019

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Europe Editor and Presenter

In Hong Kong, riot police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators, who’ve been protesting against a controversial law allowing extradition to China.

The government was forced to postpone the law’s passage today, but say they remain committed to its implementation.

Critics say it will result in political dissidents being tried in China’s notoriously pro-government legal system, effectively ending the ‘one-country-two-systems’ arrangement negotiated by the British, when the former colony was handed to China in 1997.