Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters

Protests continue over a proposed controversial extradition law amendment that would allow individuals to be sent to mainland China for trial.
1:24 | 06/12/19

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Oversays now to the protests in Hong Kong erupts overnight. Tens of houses of people taking the streets. Police con fwronts them with rubber bullets. James Longman was there in the center of it usa. Good morning. Reporter: It was man to be peaceful but this morning thousands of protesters on Hong Kong streets crashing with riot police. After hours of chanting and song, police move in, barriers torn down. Umbrellas and plastic bottles, the only dense. Withdraw, they shout. Angry at an extradition law that will allow Chinese authorities to pursue those in Hong Kong. What you are seeing here is the after math of a tear gas attack. They fired on protestors down here and it's carrying in the wind. You can see here people here struggling to breathe. Many are just teenagers but authorities are adamant the bill will pass when it comes to a vote next week. The police line here in Hong Kong. This is a city of lockdown tonight. Protestors say they will stay in the street until a vote goes. We turn to the race for

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