29 Sep 2019

Riots continue in Hong Kong ahead of 70th anniversary of Communist rule

Europe Editor and Presenter

Hong Kong’s main business and shopping district was a scene of chaos again today, the streets filled with tear gas and burning barricades.

Riot police repeatedly fired water cannon and tear gas at protesters hurling petrol bombs and marching en masse towards the government office complex.

The unrest has escalated ahead of next week’s planned celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party’s 70 years in power.