- Protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong on Saturday as thousands rallied in spite of a police ban on demonstrating.
- Police put blue dye in water cannons, intended to stain protesters and mark them out for arrest later.
- The Hong Kong protests, sparked by a proposed extradition bill from mainland China, have been going on for thirteen weeks.
As flashpoints erupt between protesters and police in Hong Kong, water cannons filled with blue dye are being turned on the protesters.
Hong Kong citizens were out en masse protesting for the thirteenth week in a row on Saturday, despite a police ban on rallying. The protests were sparked in June by a proposed extradition bill by mainland China.
There were flashpoints between the police and protesters on Saturday, with the police deploying tear gas and water cannons, while protesters threw bricks and molotov cocktails, setting fire to barricades.
Police put blue dye in the water cannons directed at protesters, coating the road in a blue wash. The dye is intended to stain protesters, marking them out for later arrest.
Several prominent activists were arrested on Friday ahead of Saturday's protests, although two were subsequently released on bail. One of the arrested activists, Agnes Chow, shared pictures of the blue jets of water.
Last week Hong Kong police said it had arrested 86 protesters, including a 12-year-old child.
The police are spraying blue liquid to mark protesters for arresting them later. And just beating the F out of them. Messed up, right?
On mobile atm so I will fix links and more tomorrow when I got access to computer again.
*Post has been updated to include the article and a couple of tweets*