Riot Police Fire Projectiles, Chase Civilians Following Hong Kong Clashes

Riot police fired air-powered projectiles in the direction of protesters at a rally in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, on December 1, before chasing after individuals on foot.

The latest round of protests came a week after pro-democracy parties gained more seats than pro-Beijing legislators in district council elections.

Hong Kong’s police force tweeted that officers had responded with “the minimum necessary force, including tear gas” to stop what it described as “radical protesters.”

This video does not show what prompted the police action.

The route of Sunday’s protest had previously been agreed with the police, according to a tweet from the force itself. Credit: expat219 via Storyful