Tear gas fired as HK riot police, protesters clash

Tear gas fired as HK riot police, protesters clash

Riot police detain a demonstrator as they clash during a protest in Hong Kong, China. Reuters photo

Riot police and protesters clashed Saturday afternoon as a stand-off outside a police station descended into violence.

Officers charged with batons out, detaining at least one protester. The demonstrators retaliated with a barrage of bottles and bamboo poles, as tear gas and pepper spray was fired to disperse them.