Hong Kong protest
HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of residents of this city marched in protest on the 19th anniversary of the financial hub’s return to Chinese rule yesterday as tensions simmer against Chinese authorities over the abductions of Hong Kong booksellers.
Several hundred scuffled with police outside Government House, with police using pepper spray to keep them back. Organisers said 110 000 people took part in the march.
The city has been unnerved over the past year by the disappearances of five booksellers who specialised in works critical of Chinese leaders.