August 11, 2019 / 9:18 AM / 10 days ago

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters

HONG KONG, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators in the working class district of Sham Shui Po on Sunday, as yet another day of protest marches turned into a confrontation between police and activists.

Ten straight weekends of increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades, posing a challenge to the central government in Beijing.

Reporting by Tom Westbrook; editing by Darren Schuettler

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