Hong Kong breathes sigh of relief as Saturday passes without tear gas

Posted On: Aug 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Hong Kong breathes sigh of relief as Saturday passes without tear gas

This story is being published as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on August 16, 2019. Hong Kong breathed a collective sigh of relief on Saturday as it marked the eleventh consecutive weekend of protests on a relatively peaceful note marred only by a tense stand-off but with no tear gas fired as masked demonstrators called it an early night. While protesters and police appeared at times to be on the brink of a clash in Mong Kok , in the end, nothing came of their confrontation. Instead, officers retreated as the demonstrators backed off and bid each other goodbye, chanting galvanizing slogans about regrouping the next day. “Eight. 18 , meet in Victoria Park!” they shouted about their planned Sunday afternoon rally at Causeway Bay. By 8 p.m., the protesters, who appeared to be in visibly smaller numbers than a week ago, were nowhere to be seen on the streets. Some disappeared into the MTR station in Yau Ma Tei as others melted into...

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