Clashes in Hong Kong

Photos from the scene of the incedence
Photos from the scene

Clashes have broken out in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during a police operation to clear illegal food stalls.
The unrest erupted as food and hygiene inspectors tried to move the vendors away from a major junction in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A vendor being arrested
A vendor being arrested

This clearly did not go well with the food vendors who make a living by selling food from food trucks. Angry vendors threw bricks and other missiles at police, who responded with batons and pepper spray.
One senior official said police had fired two warning shots and that 44 people, including police, were injured.

Protestors throwing bricks
Protestors throwing bricks
The clash more violent
The clash, more violence

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Some injured protesters
Some injured protesters
More injured protesters
More injured protesters

Hong Kong’s government condemned the violence, saying the “mob” had numbered several hundred people.

Culled : BBC

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