In photos: Hong Kong government offices shut as protesters rally
Residents argue with police officers at Tamar Park outside the Central Government Complex. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images
Police scuffled with protesters as Hong Kong authorities shut government offices as hundreds demonstrated against plans to extradite citizens to mainland China Thursday, Reuters reports — a day after the worst violence in the territory for decades.
Details: Reuters journalists on the scene said protest numbers swelled at one stage to thousands around the legislature — where scores of people were injured in Wednesday's clashes — as demonstrators tried to stop police from removing face masks and food. The mass protests have forced legislators to delay debate on the extradition bill, which Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam backs.
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