At least 72 in hospital after protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

The students are angry at a proposed extradition law that would send those wanted by Chinese authorities back to the mainland to face the judicial system.
1:42 | 06/13/19

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Transcript for At least 72 in hospital after protesters clash with police in Hong Kong
Overseas this evening and those pictures from Hong Kong where tens of thousands are sending a message to China protesting new legislation that would allow people to be sent to China for trial. Some protesters clashing with police who lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets ABC foreign correspondent James long minutes on the scene tonight. Armed only with umbrellas and they used thousands of protestors passing a game with Hong Kong police. Rubber bullets and K gas raining down on the huge crowds blocking roads through the heart of this global financial center. I don't think Roy police ripping through barricades causes is taking direct aim. It has been a cat and mouse between. Penny and they students old I but now. Dead after being deployed Heidi just behind his building it. At least seventeen team in hospital some with serious injuries. Fighting for their future many youths who were just teenagers. Angry and a proposed extradition rule to send those wanted by Chinese authorities are to the mainland they say it underlines Hong Kong special status. In Beijing could use it to target political and economic rivals. The day ended with link is suspending their debate as many couldn't reach the chamber for the government here is adamant the rule will Ponce. Sooner all Nathan. James Waldman reporting tonight we do you know that that street has now been cleared and even though these protesters James have a temporary victory lawmakers. Are still vowing to push that bill through allowing China to essentially come calling. Yes right David authority that he just open this street to protest is okay they will be back on these streets and they will stay. Percent of votes on this little Garza has. And beyond.

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