The battle for Hong Kong intensifies

All weekend there were protests and running battles. Saturday night via The Australian:

The battle for Hong Kong’s future in its summer of discontent spread from the skyscraper-lined avenues of the city centre to a new front line near the Chinese border last night.

Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters defied a police ban to hold an unsanctioned rally in the town where triad gangsters went on the rampage last weekend. Officers fired tear gas and pepper spray as protesters hurled bricks and bottles in the streets of Yuen Long, a community in the northern New Territories, where triads hold considerable sway.

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