Riot police swept through a residential neighbourhood in eastern Hong Kong late Saturday as anti-government protesters attempted to stay one step ahead after engaging in earlier clashes. It marked a violent start to yet another weekend of protests as anti-government demonstrations enter their 12th consecutive week. More than 100 officers with shields appeared in a residential area of eastern Kowloon around 7.00 p.m. (1100 GMT) to reinforce a crowd dispersal operation after pushing back protesters from an industrial district. Police marched through traffic as residents attempted to continue with ordinary activities on Saturday night. Earlier, police and protesters saw heavy clashes in the nearby industrial district of Kowloon after a peaceful and sanctioned march ended prematurely at a local police station. The Kwun Tong industrial district, with a number of housing estates nearby, was chosen as a rally site on Saturday by anti-government protesters as it has piloted advanced CCTV cameras. Also read: Police fire tear gas as strike strands travellers at Nairobi airport Protester David Chan said many were “afraid the Hong Kong government will use this camera to monitor people’’ in a similar manner as security services in mainland China. CCTV footage has also been used in the past as… Read full this story
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