Riot Police Fired Tear Gas In Hong Kong's Central Business District

People were there for a general strike.
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Pedder Street, a key road in Hong Kong’s Central business district, was filled with tear gas on November 11 as riot police dispersed waves of people who had gathered for a general strike.

According to a report from Hong Kong Free Press, demonstrators created road barricades using bamboo poles, and bunkered down behind umbrellas to defend themselves from the gas, as seen in this footage.

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November 11 saw an escalation of violence throughout Hong Kong, with police firing tear gas on school campuses, according to reports from the South China Morning Post; one protester shot at point-blank range in the Sai Wan Ho district; and a man set on fire on a pedestrian overpass.

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