June 12, 2019 / 7:37 AM / 2 months ago

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray at protesters amid scuffles

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired pepper spray at protesters near government buildings on Wednesday as tensions ramped up over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators surrounded the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature earlier in the day, forcing it to postpone a second round of debate on the extradition bill.

Reporting By Twinnie Siu and Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Nick Macfie

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