Dozens of Arrests Made as Hong Kong Police Clash With Protesters

At least 35 people were arrested in Hong Kong during pro-democracy protests held on Friday, June 12, the Hong Kong Police Force said.

Police said 35 people were arrested as of 10 pm on Friday, with charges ranging from possession of offensive weapons to unlawful assembly.

This video shows police running down Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay as they surround a person who is detained on the ground.

A knife-wielding suspect was also arrested on Friday after a man was stabbed in Kwun Tong.

Demonstrations were held across Hong Kong a year after protesters clashed with police at the city’s Legislative Council in unrest that saw a controversial extradition bill suspended by Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Tens of thousands of people thronged the streets on June 12 last year, with some protesters entering the Legislative Council building and clashing with police, who responded with tear gas.

Days after the clashes, Lam suspended the bill, which was ultimately abandoned that October. Anti-Beijing protests have continued, however, focused now on a national security law that opponents say erodes democratic freedoms enjoyed by Hong Kongers since the 1997 British handover. Credit: Studio Incendo via Storyful

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