Hong Kong police fire tear gas at 'anti-triad' rally

Hong Kong police fire tear gas during demonstration in the district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong on July 27, 2019. Photo credit: AFP

On Saturday, riot police fired tear gas at protesters marching through a Hong Kong town near the Chinese border to rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators there last weekend.

Images broadcast on multiple television stations showed repeated rounds of tear gas fired at the crowds in Yuen Long after tense standoffs with protesters, some of whom were throwing projectiles at police and had surrounded a police van.

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