Hong Kong protests: The British flag was waved in a sign of defiance against police (Image: Twitter @EastwoodGuo/ GETTY)
Footage has emerged of an elderly woman standing in the road proudly waving the flag, of Hong Kong’s former colonial overlord, in front of dozens of Chinese policeman. Activists can be heard cheering her on in the background. Residents have been protesting against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
The video comes after violent broke out at the protest as thousands descend on to the streets.
Rubber bullets and tear gas have reportedly been used against demonstrators.
Ambulances have been spotted rushing towards the protest area as chaos and panic spread through the crowds and demonstrators fled the stinging tear gas.
Hong Kong police chief Stephen Lo said the protestors "must stop the violence" and warned residents to stay away from a "riot situation". He confirmed police were using plastic bullets.
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