(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Umbrellas V Batons: Protesters clash with police using batons and pepper spray against demonstrators occupying a mall alleging police violence during widespread protests over extradition bill as police vow to address allegations of violence against journalists #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.14: Earlier in the day, several Hong Kong media associations held a march against the alleged police violence during the large-scale protests over the bill that would have allowed people arrested in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China: Some journalists reportedly claimed they had been subjected to foul language and beaten with batons by police officers: Demonstrators had retreated to the shopping center after a large rally in the Sha Tin district in eastern Hong Kong: Police in riot gear were pushing protesters out of the building using shields and batons, while umbrellas and bottles were tossed back at them RT News reported.

Umbrellas v. batons: Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong mall (VIDEO)

There have been injuries on both sides, according to local media. Footage from the scene by RT’s Ruptly video agency showed blood on the floor and an unconscious female demonstrator: Hong Kong residents have been protesting against the extradition bill since mid-June. They argue that the legislation, allowing for local suspects to be sent to mainland China, would give too much authority to Beijing and would lead to a crackdown on dissidents; Since the end of British rule in 1997, Hong Kong has been enjoying broad autonomy as a unique part of China, with Beijing in charge of defense and international affairs only; The unrest there has already seen the city administration suspending the bill indefinitely, but the protesters now demand its complete withdrawal, the resignation of the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam, the prosecution of police over excessive use of force and the release of all those who have been arrested in recent weeks.

Hong Kong Police Vow to Address Allegations of Police Violence Against Journalists

“There is room for improvement in the coordination work between Police and the media: In the future, Police would enhance communication with the media and relevant training for Police officers. Regarding some cases in which media practitioners alleged to be treated unreasonably during reporting, Police would take appropriate follow-up actions,” the police statement read: It also stressed that Hong Kong police respected press freedom and was in contact with media organisations so that the sides could reach mutual understanding on the matter: It also stressed that Hong Kong police respected press freedom and was in contact with media organisations so that the sides could reach mutual understanding on the matter.

Earlier in the day, several Hong Kong media associations held a march against the alleged police violence during the large-scale protests over the bill that would have allowed people arrested in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China: Some journalists reportedly claimed they had been subjected to foul language and beaten with batons by police officers.

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