30 Nov '14, 1pm

Updated: #HongKong police use pepper spray on protesters

Updated: #HongKong police use pepper spray on protesters

HONG KONG - Large crowds of pro-democracy protesters were taking part in a rally in the Admiralty business district and scores were surrounding the government's headquarters on Sunday night, Hong Kong media reported. Police used pepper spray and beat back the latter group with batons, reports said. The rally came as student protest groups called for an escalation of the Occupy Movement, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) said, giving the turnout as being in the 'thousands'. Hundreds of activists have camped out on roads in Admiralty and the working class area of Mong Kok for the past two months. On Sunday, some protesters brought along umbrellas, masks and other protective equipment, RTHK said. Police had pledged to take "resolute enforcement actions" if anyone attempts to block the government headquarters, South China Morning Post (SCMP) cited senior superintendent of the ...

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