Hong Kong police fire pepper ball rounds at protesters

27 May 2020 / 13:58 H.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired pepper ball rounds on Wednesday at protesters in the city’s commercial district ahead of a debate in the legislature over a law that bans insulting China’s national anthem.

A few hundred protesters chanted slogans during a lunchtime rally in the city’s Central district but dispersed when officers fired multiple rounds of irritant-filled pellets, AFP reporters on the scene said. - AFP

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