United Nations calls on Hong Kong to exercise restraint

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence that her forces fired tear gas at protesters by means prohibited by international law.

“Officials can be seen firing tear gas canisters in crowded, closed areas and directly at protesters on numerous occasions, posing a serious risk of death or serious injury,” Bachelet said in a statement.

Bachelet’s spokesman Robert Colville told a news conference that China’s comments on Monday that demonstrations in Hong Kong had begun to show signs of “terrorism” were not helpful and threatened to fuel the situation.

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