Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city. Pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong have sharply criticized the proposal last week to enact a national security law that would ban secessionist and subversive activity, as well as foreign interference, in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Police on Sunday raised blue flags, warning protesters to disperse, before firing multiple rounds of tear gas. They later fired a water cannon at the protesters. Police said at least 120 people were arrested, mostly on charges of unlawful assembly.