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Hong Kong: Thousands surround police headquarters in fresh anti-government protests01:54

Hong Kong: Thousands surround police headquarters in fresh anti-government protests

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
June 21, 2019 at 16:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong's police headquarters on Friday, putting new pressure on the city's administration following its proposed extradition bill.

Black-clad protesters barricaded officers inside the police headquarters, demanding that authorities release demonstrators that were detained last week.

Authorities reportedly shut down the police headquarters for a day, citing security concerns.

Footage also shows Hong Kong residents gathering at a makeshift memorial to mourn the death of an activist on the seventh day of his passing. The activist reportedly plunged to his death from scaffolding on June 15 after unfurling a protest banner denouncing the bill.

Hong Kong: Thousands surround police headquarters in fresh anti-government protests01:54
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Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong's police headquarters on Friday, putting new pressure on the city's administration following its proposed extradition bill.

Black-clad protesters barricaded officers inside the police headquarters, demanding that authorities release demonstrators that were detained last week.

Authorities reportedly shut down the police headquarters for a day, citing security concerns.

Footage also shows Hong Kong residents gathering at a makeshift memorial to mourn the death of an activist on the seventh day of his passing. The activist reportedly plunged to his death from scaffolding on June 15 after unfurling a protest banner denouncing the bill.

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