Firing tear gas an urgent action, lawyers say, defending Hong Kong police move in dispersing extradition bill protesters

Lawyers defending Hong Kong police’s decision to fire tear gas in dispersing an extradition bill protest last June argued in court on Tuesday that officers needed to take urgent action when the lawful assembly became a shelter for violent protesters.Benjamin Yu SC, for the secretary for justice, was responding to a judicial review application from Civil Human Rights Front convenor Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit and protester Yeung Kwok-ming challenging the decision to disperse a police-approved meeting…

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