Police in Hong Kong have used tear gas for the first time in about 10 days to try to break up fresh anti-government protests.

The latest demonstrations took place in the Kwun Tong industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city.

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Protesters took to the streets to demand the removal of smart lampposts over fears they could contain high-tech cameras and facial recognition software used for surveillance by Chinese authorities.

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Activists, carrying umbrellas in the sweltering heat, filled a main road in the Kowloon peninsula, calling for the government to answer their demands.

Some protesters set up makeshift barricades on a road outside a police station, facing off with police in riot gear.

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“Hong Kong people’s private information is already being extradited to China. We have to be very concerned,” said march organiser Ventus Lau.

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