Hong Kong Police and Protesters Clash

The Hong Kong police on Saturday, July 13, appealed to protesters to refrain from violence and leave the area after scuffles in the town of Sheung Shui, where thousands of demonstrators had converged earlier in the day to protest against mainland Chinese traders.
The protest in Sheung Shui, not far from the Chinese city of Shenzhen on the border with Hong Kong, started peacefully but devolved into skirmishes, with demonstrators throwing umbrellas and hard hats at police who retaliated by swinging batons and firing pepper spray.