Police Tackle Protester to the Ground, Fire Tear Gas, at Protests in Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police said 82 people were arrested on Monday, August 5, as protesters staged blockades on a number of roads as part of a citywide strike against the city’s government.

Police clashes with protesters and deployed tear gas in multiple locations.

The strike paralyzed transport routes and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, according to the South China Morning Post.

Protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial began in March, but grew in strength, with hundreds of thousands participating in multiple rallies in June and July. The protests have evolved into a more general backlash against Hong Kong’s ruling authorities. Credit: Campus TV HKUSU via Storyful