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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as transport chaos grips city

Updated : 2019-11-12 09:24:20

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial centre struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests. Earlier, a 21-year-old protester was shot at close range on Monday at Sai Wan Ho metro station. Protesters are angry about what they see as police brutality and meddling by Beijing in the freedoms guaranteed under the "one country, two systems" formula put in place when the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Demonstrators carry a goal post during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial centre struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators carry a goal post during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday and residents of the Asian financial centre struggled to get to work as territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc and activists planned flash protests.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators carry a goal post on a road during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. There were chaotic scenes as people thronged metro stations, only to stream out shortly after, clogging footpaths as they queued for buses or alternative transport after some train services were disrupted or suspended. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators carry a goal post on a road during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. There were chaotic scenes as people thronged metro stations, only to stream out shortly after, clogging footpaths as they queued for buses or alternative transport after some train services were disrupted or suspended. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A demonstrator points to the smashed windscreen of a damaged car during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Graffiti on the car reads,
A demonstrator points to the smashed windscreen of a damaged car during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Graffiti on the car reads, "Murdering students". Some roads were closed early in the morning with long traffic jams building during rush hour, a day after some of the worst violence to rock the former British colony. A protester was shot by police and a man set on fire on Monday. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A demonstrator points to the smashed windscreen of a damaged car during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. Universities and schools cancelled classes, with students, teachers and parents on edge a day after police fired tear gas and students hurled petrol bombs on some campuses. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A demonstrator points to the smashed windscreen of a damaged car during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. Universities and schools cancelled classes, with students, teachers and parents on edge a day after police fired tear gas and students hurled petrol bombs on some campuses. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators are seen with shields and umbrellas during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. More than 260 people were arrested on Monday, police said, bringing the total number to more than 3,000 since the protests escalated in June. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators are seen with shields and umbrellas during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin. More than 260 people were arrested on Monday, police said, bringing the total number to more than 3,000 since the protests escalated in June. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Demonstrators are seen with masks and umbrellas during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Protesters are angry about what they see as police brutality and meddling by Beijing in the freedoms guaranteed under the
Demonstrators are seen with masks and umbrellas during an anti-government protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Protesters are angry about what they see as police brutality and meddling by Beijing in the freedoms guaranteed under the "one country, two systems" formula put in place when the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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