Protesters and police clash during the christmas shopping in Hong kong

On the web plan democracy movement, spontaneous demonstrations in shopping areas over the christmas and new year. Kampklædt police armed with pepper spray and

Protesters and police clash during the christmas shopping in Hong kong

On the web plan democracy movement, spontaneous demonstrations in shopping areas over the christmas and new year.

Kampklædt police armed with pepper spray and batons have clashed with demonstrators in Hong kong on Tuesday evening local time.

the Demonstrators are angry over that plain clothes police made arrests in the shopping center Harbour City in one of Hong kong's most popular shopping areas.

Hong kong's many shopping malls is often the scene of demonstrations that have now lasted over half a year.

In the past month has been relatively quiet. But on the web, there has in recent days sounded more invitations to participate in spontaneous demonstrations in shopping areas over the christmas and new year.

The call came hundreds of black protesters in the Harbour City, on Tuesday evening chanting slogans against the China-friendly government.

the Situation was tense, as the demonstrators spotted a group of plainclothes cops, which they surrounded.

The plainclothes police made several arrests, prompting demonstrators to throw missiles after them.

Shortly after arrived kampklædt police to disperse the demonstrators. A cop straightened his gun against the demonstrators, and the store staff was scrambling to roll the shutters down, reports the AFP news agency's issued on the spot.

at Least three other places in Hong kong there were spontaneous demonstrations on Tuesday evening local time.

The more than six months of demonstrations, have had an economic impact on Hong kong, which already felt the effect of the UNITED states and China's trade war.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 19:00

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