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Hong Kong Extradition: Protests Descend Into Violent Chaos

World | Reuters | June 13, 2019, 11:25 am
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 Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters on June 12, 2019.<br /><br />A protester reacts as she tackled by riot police during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters on June 12, 2019.

A protester reacts as she tackled by riot police during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters help a man during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill where tear gas was fired, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Protesters help a man during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill where tear gas was fired, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Police officers fire a tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Police officers fire a tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Riot police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Riot police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Policemen in anti-riot gear stand watch as protesters use umbrellas to shield themselves near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Policemen in anti-riot gear stand watch as protesters use umbrellas to shield themselves near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters react to tear gas during a massive protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters react to tear gas during a massive protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Police officers use pepper spray against protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. (Image: AP)

Police officers use pepper spray against protesters in a rally against the proposed amendments to the extradition law at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019. (Image: AP)

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 Sea of demonstrators participate in a protest demanding authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

Sea of demonstrators participate in a protest demanding authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators scuffle with police officers during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators scuffle with police officers during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students chain up themselves as they protest to demand authorities to scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Students chain up themselves as they protest to demand authorities to scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, and placards during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, and placards during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators participate in a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators participate in a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 A police officer detains a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (Image: Reuters)

A police officer detains a demonstrator during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold signs during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 A demonstrator waves a Union Jack flag in front of police officers during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

A demonstrator waves a Union Jack flag in front of police officers during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, and placards during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, and placards during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators react during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators react during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators hold up a signs during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators hold up a signs during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Demonstrators attend a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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