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Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gather, government offices shut after violence

Updated : 2019-06-13 12:18:09

Thousands of protesters readied in Hong Kong on Thursday for more potential clashes with police over a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed demonstrators. Small scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators around the city's legislature, the epicentre of the violence, while some protesters rushed to stop police from removing supplies of face masks and food.

Police officers fire tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Police officers fire tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Riot police prepare their gear during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. Small scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators around the city's legislature, the epicentre of the violence, while some protesters rushed to stop police from removing supplies of face masks and food. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Riot police prepare their gear during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. Small scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators around the city's legislature, the epicentre of the violence, while some protesters rushed to stop police from removing supplies of face masks and food. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Protesters march along a road demonstrating against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. The extradition bill, which will cover Hong Kong residents and foreign and Chinese nationals living or travelling through the city, has sparked concerns it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Protesters march along a road demonstrating against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. The extradition bill, which will cover Hong Kong residents and foreign and Chinese nationals living or travelling through the city, has sparked concerns it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong's international financial status. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Authorities have shut government offices in the financial district for the rest of the week after some of the worst violence in Hong Kong since Britain handed it back to Chinese rule in 1997. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Authorities have shut government offices in the financial district for the rest of the week after some of the worst violence in Hong Kong since Britain handed it back to Chinese rule in 1997. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Protesters help a man during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill where tear gas was fired, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/James Pomfret
Protesters help a man during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill where tear gas was fired, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/James Pomfret
On Wednesday, police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray in a series of skirmishes to clear demonstrators from the legislature, with officials saying 72 people had been admitted to hospital by 10 pm. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
On Wednesday, police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray in a series of skirmishes to clear demonstrators from the legislature, with officials saying 72 people had been admitted to hospital by 10 pm. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
People clear rubbish outside the Legislative Council building after violent clashes during a protest against a proposed extradition bill with China in Hong Kong. Opponents, including leading lawyers and rights groups, say China's justice system is marked by torture and forced confessions, arbitrary detention and poor access to lawyers. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
People clear rubbish outside the Legislative Council building after violent clashes during a protest against a proposed extradition bill with China in Hong Kong. Opponents, including leading lawyers and rights groups, say China's justice system is marked by torture and forced confessions, arbitrary detention and poor access to lawyers. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Police patrol near the Legislative Council following a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, in Hong Kong. Amnesty International joined domestic rights groups in condemning Wednesday's use of police force as excessive, while a spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva said it was following the situation closely. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
Police patrol near the Legislative Council following a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, in Hong Kong. Amnesty International joined domestic rights groups in condemning Wednesday's use of police force as excessive, while a spokeswoman for the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva said it was following the situation closely. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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