June 13, 2019 / 9:49 AM / 5 months ago

Hong Kong police arrest 11 during protests against extradition bill

Police patrol following a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, in Hong Kong, China June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities arrested 11 people during protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, police chief Stephen Lo said on Thursday.

Lo, speaking at a press briefing, said 22 police officers were injured in the protests that turned violent on Wednesday as police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray.

Reporting by the Hong Kong newsroom; editing by Darren Schuettler

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