Hong Kong police fire water cannon at protesters for first time

Thousands of people had earlier taken part in a peaceful rally in the city, before a hardcore group clashed with police, who also fired tear gas. (AFP)

Hong Kong police on Sunday fired water cannon towards protesters for the first time in a significant escalation in clashes that have rocked the city for the past three months, AFP journalists saw.

Thousands of people had earlier taken part in a peaceful rally in the city, before a hardcore group clashed with police, who also fired tear gas.

Police rolled the trucks onto the streets in Tsuen Wan, an area in the New Territories, before unfurling signs warning crowds that police would fire if they did not disperse.

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