HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and cannon on hundreds of protesters who gathered to protest China's plans to implement a controversial national security law on former British territory.

The unauthorized protest in the Causeway Bay neighborhood has been one of the largest in Hong Kong since the global pandemic (COVID-19) began late last year.

Police said on social media that protesters took to the streets and blocked traffic around 1 pm and threw umbrellas and plastic bottles at police, causing riot police to fire tear gas for several hours to "stop the tear gas." The violence of the insurgents. "

The source added that bricks dug from the sidewalk were scattered across the road, and scaffolding was ordered to form temporary barriers, some of which were set on fire. In addition, some of the traffic lights were damaged but no injuries were reported. By: Chhouk Bora