HK police fire teargas as China says it will not ‘sit idly by’

Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. (AP)

Police in Hong Kong fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters on Sunday, a day after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police, as China’s official news said Beijing would not let the situation go on.

The Chinese-controlled city has been rocked by months of protests against a proposed bill to allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China and a general strike aimed at bringing the city to a halt is planned for Monday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00