Live: HK police hold news conference after weekend protests

Hong Kong police hold a news conference amid escalating violence. Over the weekend, tear gas was fired as police tried to disperse protests in Tsim Sha Tsui when a group of radical protesters started hurling bricks at officers during a public protest. In addition, hundreds of radical protesters had thrown multiple smoke bombs near Salisbury Road.

Police warn the protesters to stop all illegal acts immediately, and appeal to the public to avoid traveling to the areas concerned. Residents in the area are advised to stay tuned to the latest announcements, stay indoors, and keep their windows shut, if necessary.