Hong Kong police find explosives on eve of latest protests


Police in Hong Kong are warning of possible violence on the eve of another mass protest against a controversial extradition bill after making “the largest seizure” of explosives in the territory.

The seizure came on the day that thousands of pro-government supporters took part in a rally.

Millions in the former British colony have thronged the streets since 9 June to protest against a proposed law allowing for the extradition of individuals to mainland China, where courts are controlled by the Communist party.

Many in Hong Kong believe Sunday’s protest, which has been sanctioned by police, will end in violent conflicts, as in previous weeks.

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Source: The Guardian