Hong Kong police fire tear gas, hit protesters in subway

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Published on August 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:59s

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, hit protesters in subway

WARNING: Contains graphic images.

Hong Kong police clashed with protesters at the Taikoo metro station on Sunday (August 11) night during the 10th straight weekend of unrest.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, hit protesters in subway

The former British colony has been rocked by anti-government protests, with many chafing at Chinese rule.

Footage captured by local television showed police beating protesters with batons and pushing several of them to the ground as protesters attempted to scramble into the metro station.

Police were seen following the protesters down the escalator as they tried to escape.

The increasingly violent protests since June have plunged the Asian financial hub into its most serious crisis in decades and are one of the biggest popular challenges to Chinese leader Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.

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