Hong Kong protest: debate on extradition bill delayed after tens of thousands of people protest – live

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Hong Kong for protests as politicians debate legislation critics fear will allow extradition to China

4.39am BST

Our reporter Verna Yu spoke to Brian Chan, 23, a recent university graduate who was sprayed with pepper water by police during the protests and was treated at a makeshift supply/first aid station. These stations, mostly staffed by medical students, popped up near the protest site. His arms were red with a reaction to the pepper spray.

Chan said he was sprayed with pepper water when a crowd was going forward and police in front of the People’s Liberation Army quarters sprayed pepper water at them to stop them.

4.32am BST

Verna Yu has sent this brief dispatch from the streets of Hong Kong after news got out that the day’s debate had been cancelled: “Brollies down”.

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Source: The Guardian
Hong Kong protest: debate on extradition bill delayed after tens of thousands of people protest – live