Nearly 150 arrested in Hong Kong during Monday’s protest

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police arrested 148 people and 800 rounds of tear gas fired during city-wide protest on Monday.

The arrests is the largest daily toll since the pro-democracy protests started two months ago.

Tse Chun-chung, chief superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Public Relations Branch said during the operation yesterday, they were 95 males and 53 female aged between 13 and 63 years olds were detained.

Riot police also discharged 140 rubber bullets and 20 sponge rounds. As peaceful rallies descend into chaos, protesters are expected to use more confrontational method as tension increases.

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