World Jul 22

Riot police walk amid tear gas as they try to disperse anti-extradition bill demonstrators after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. Photo by: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters

An overnight attack by white-clad assailants apparently targeting pro-democracy protesters raised tensions to new levels in Hong Kong on Monday as China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged.