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Dozens arrested as Hong Kong marks China’s National Day – Al Jazeera English

While leader Carrie Lam hails ‘return to peace’, riot police hit streets to deter expected pro-democracy march.

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Hong Kong riot police patrolling the route of a banned anti-government march arrested dozens of people on Thursday, stopping crowds from gathering as Chief Executive Carrie Lam hailed the citys return to peace at China national day celebrations.
The Peoples Republic of China marks its founding on October 1 with a holiday and choreographed festivities, but last years events were marred by fierce clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous territory where China imposed s…

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