August 4, 2019 / 11:57 AM / 20 days ago

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

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) - 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. ( Reporting by Clare Jim, Marius Zaharia, Tony Monroe, Felix Tam, Twinnie Siu; Writing by Farah Master; Editing by Michael Perry, Kenneth Maxwell and Angus MacSwan)

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