Macau reporter claims to have been attacked by HK police during protest

Macau (MNA) – A Macau reporter working for media outlet Exmoo News has claimed to have been attacked by Hong Kong police when he was interviewing protesters opposing a contentious extradition bill on Wednesday.

Starting from about 8:00am of today several protesters blocked major roads in Admiralty and Wanchai.

Thousands of protesters also rallied around and blocked the traffic to the Hong Kong Legislative Council as a protest an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

A legislative debate over the bill scheduled for 11:00am today ended up being called off and rescheduled to a later time to be determined due to the protesters block.

The Exmoo News reporter stated in his social media account that he was wearing a press badge and holding a camera while conducting interview when suddenly protesters started clashing with police.

Police then allegedly sprayed the reporter – who was not wearing any protective gear – with pepper spray.

[Updated:The reporter works for Exmoo News but was working for All About Macao at the time of the protests]