COPS ARREST 90 PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG
Police have arrested at least 90 people in Hong Kong during protests on Sunday, September 6, 2020, against the government's decision to postpone elections. Thousands of police have been patrolling the streets and officers fired rounds of pepper balls in one neighborhood as hundreds of demonstrators were out in force on Sunday, SkyNews of the United Kingdom reported.
Chief executive Carrie Lam announced at the end of July that the elections would be put back for a year, to September 5, 2021, blaming an increase in cases of coronavirus and saying the decision was aimed at "safeguarding people's health."
However, critics say her government feared the pro-democracy opposition would gain seats if voting had gone ahead as scheduled. Protests against the government have taken place in Hong Kong almost every weekend since June 2019. What was sparked by opposition to a proposed extradition law has widened to include demands for greater democracy and criticism of China's efforts to tighten control over the former British colony.