Hong Kong protesters confront riot police



alas some incredible video coming out of Hong Kong for us today yes and this is in response to every July first it is the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese from the British this July first which has just ended because it's now after midnight there you see riot police coming in thousands of protesters swarmed into the central part of Hong Kong today they broke into the legislature this morning protesting China's dominion over Hong Kong they are asking for the Hong Kong top officials to step down they are also continuing to protest an extradition law which would have allowed Hong Kong to extradite foreigners as well as Hong Kong residents to China if they were charged with the crime so they would be tried in China not in Hong Kong that triggered protests which actually began about a week and a half ago culminating on this July first anniversary riot police had stayed out of the situation up until now so as you look at these live pictures from Hong Kong that's the central part of Hong Kong right by the legislature a legislature and riot police have been moving in we haven't seen them fire tear gas quite yet the expectation is that they are going to try and keep their response as low as possible but this is the first time that we have seen live pictures of riot police moving into that particular part of Hong Kong and thousands of people were in the streets earlier we continue to follow this very fluid situation in Hong Kong right now as the anniversary the July 1st anniversary officially passes but as you can see the protesters are not going back and they are not backing down at all Scotty you know still will stay with this and stay with us if you would because it looks you know tense enough there that you know know if these riot police are going to be moving forward or not exactly I thought we'd stay with this video for a minute and see exactly what transpires as you're following it for us and we're watching it unfold it started as I said a couple of weeks ago and this has been building steadily for the last couple of weeks as you see those riot police start you advanced a little bit more they have their shields up as I said so far we have not seen tear gas being fired or anything along those lines but they are forming a very strong front there against the protesters the estimation earlier this morning was several thousand protesters outside of the government buildings they did break in they're demanding as I said the resignation of the top Hong Kong officials it started with this extradition bill but now it has escalated they spray-painted pro-democracy slogans on the walls of government buildings this morning that continued well into the evening and the protesters have made it clear they've asked for those officials to step down and they've made it clear that in in their estimation they're in this for the long haul and they have followed through with that we have seen daily protests for at least a week or so on these several different fronts it started though Scott with the extradition bill you you saw them that the protesters storm some of these government buildings earlier so you could see at one point I saw you know look like a metal door that was was pushed was pushed open by the protesters there yeah they broke it down and they they basically there were thick glass windows as well the door that you saw was leading actually into the government building they broke that down they broke down some very thick glass as well that got them into the chamber where they basically tried to haul out all of the officials that were trying to hold court in there they did not succeed in doing that I should add because police did come in and pull them out but they did spray paint various pro-democracy slogans on the outside of the building and on the inside of the building before they were removed and since then more and more protesters have gathered and there you see I believe that is tear gas that is now being fired as you see the riot police moving in against the protesters who are behind a barricaded wall but they've been jumping over those barricades at very times during the season so let's let's listen in and watch this for a moment [Applause] [Applause] and as you can see there's a very heavy police presence behind the protestors as well if you look at the bottom part of your screen that's where you will see some of the protesters they a lot of them have umbrellas they had that earlier this morning and I'm trying to take a look at what that is I believe that is more police and protesters moving in and we're it sounds like we heard a shot fired there we'll wait and see looks like it's some sense to what the riot police are doing in certain instances is trying to spread the barricade forward as they move forward as a group to barricade then moves forward towards the protesters well you can see it affects some throwing some right there towards the the riot police which have moved into the scene you know it's also interesting to note that the markets have been so preoccupied with the events in Osaka and that just the general trade environment that's been you know sucking the oxygen out of the room in the conversation that the markets haven't paid to all that much attention in Hong Kong they've largely ignored it you're right Scott now it's also interesting I saw on some of those protestors as perhaps you did as well they do have masks on so they are gas masks in particular so obviously they were anticipating some sort of response from the police that would have included tear gas but it is interesting to me that that given the scope of this protest and the length of time that it has been going on on as much smaller scale obviously last week but as if we continue to see tear gas being fired into the crowds that the market has not responded to it it'll be interesting to see if it does after this because this is I would say probably the most intense protest that we have seen in the past two weeks between these two separate groups you you

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  2. Western media’s and governments especially the US are feared of the Chinese success. In just 40 years China has transferred herself and helped millions and millions of Chinese people lifted out of poverty — Chinese people are no longer hungry .
    Media’s has the tool and it’s not hard to tell the truth with real facts BUT they decide not to .
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  3. Americans, Europeans. We shouldn't take for granted that our nations protect individual rights. Never set foot in china, there's nothing to gain.

  4. Shame on you CNBC. Your report is inaccurate. Show the video the rioter threw bricks to the police, and attacked them physically.

  5. Can't you see the protesters casting rocks? All I see in the police force is discipline. Thank you, officers.

  6. The criminals riot against the police. Those mobs wants Hongkong remains to be a heaven to the criminals.,

  7. The number of people in this comment section that are ignorant to what's going on is unbelievable. I am British and even I struggle to understand why Hong Kong was ever given to the Chinese in the first place. The people of Hong Kong for the most part wanted to remain British, polls say they preferred it when it was under British rule and I think very few Hong Kongers actually want to become part of China unless it benefits them financially (hence why a lot of businesses are supportive of China). China is on it's path to fully violating the treaty agreed with Britain and are trying to exploit the law to have full control over HK and it's citizens. The people are protesting because the bill would have been the first stage in China being able to take anyone who opposes or criticises them and doing whatever they want with them.
    If nearly the whole of Britain itself is supporting the protesters, then why can't some of you see that China is not acting for the good of Hong Kong and it's people, only for itself.

  8. Chinese HKer waving brits colonial flag in parliament. How shameful and pathetic! All i see is riots and thugs. Abusing democracy. They Should be gun down. Weak government and too many brits hker mad dogs barking… Feel sorry for HK.

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  12. googl is making the police ,goverment and also the protestor look very bad,google is treating them like a puppet they can manipulate for their own benefits becareful of googl.

  13. The real protestors are peaceful, the fake ones paid by Chinese ccp are violent, they disappear after they smash that glass door. The words that they wrote on the wall of legislator building were simplified Chinese, Hong Long people write traditional Chinese. Chinese ccp are very familiar to frame this to the real good protestors. Later police’s announcement after midnight, we noticed that his watch shows 5:00 which was pre-recorded. It was a plot to frame young students.

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