Hong Kong govt tells protesters to `disperse peacefully as soon as possible`

Tensions rose in Hong Kong on Thursday as the government urged demonstrators to "disperse peacefully as soon as possible" after police were seen unloading boxes of rubber bullets. 

AFP| Updated: Oct 02, 2014, 16:06 PM IST

Hong Kong: Tensions rose in Hong Kong on Thursday as the government urged demonstrators to "disperse peacefully as soon as possible" after police were seen unloading boxes of rubber bullets. 

The announcement followed confrontations between pro-democracy protesters and police outside the central government offices, with the government saying the protests were having "serious impacts" on the city.