Hong Kong police warn protests during 70th anniversary celebrations will be 'very, very dangerous'

Hong Kong police firing rubber bullets and tear gas in Admiralty on Sept 29, 2019.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

HONG KONG - Hong Kong pro-democracy protests on Tuesday (Oct 1) to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding will be "very, very dangerous", police in the city warned on Monday.

"After our analysis, we're expecting the situation tomorrow to be very, very dangerous," Superintendent John Tse told reporters.

"Core rioters are increasing their violence. The depth and breadth of their violence and plans show that they are increasingly resorting to terrorism," he added.