Tension in Hong Kong as projectile-hurling protesters force riot police to retreat

Projectile-hurling protesters in Hong Kong forced a platoon of riot police to retreat today (May 24th).

As the officers backed away from the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay, they fired tear gas on the crowd from a short range and without putting on their own gas masks.

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to protest against the planned adoption of a national security law by China in Hong Kong.