Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill, near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned to violent chaos. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police officer fires tear gas at protesters during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully outside the Chinese-ruled city's legislature before tempers flared, some charging police with umbrellas. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester throws a tear gas canister during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. Ambulances were heading towards the protest area as panic spread through the crowd, many people trying to flee the stinging tear gas. Some shops were putting up their shutters at the nearby IFC, one of Hong Kong's tallest buildings. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A protester throws a tear gas canister during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. Police warned them back, saying: "We will use force." Protesters "must stop the violence", police chief Stephen Lo said, warning residents to stay away from a "riot situation". He confirmed police were using plastic bullets. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill, near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. The protesters, most of them young people dressed in black, had erected barricades as they prepared to hunker down for an extended occupation of the area, in scenes reminiscent of pro-democracy "Occupy" protests that gridlocked the former British colony in 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters react to a tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. Protesters rallied in and around Lung Wo Road, a main east-west artery near the offices of embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as hundreds of armed riot police first warned them to halt. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu