Hong Kong Police Fire Pepper Pellets Towards Protesters

Hong Kong police fired pepper pellets during clashes with protesters on May 27, and made more than 200 arrests, local reports said.

The protests have been sparked by a national security law proposed by China, which many feel threatens democratic freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kongers.

Legislation that would make criticism of the national anthem a criminal offence, currently before the Hong Kong legislature, has added to anti-Beijing sentiment.

This footage, from Central, shows police firing pepper pellets at protesters. Local reports said about 240 people had been arrested during Wednesday’s protests. Credit: Studio Incendo via Storyful