Not seen this anywhere else here. From what Im seeing on CNN this morning, its starting to get quite hairy.
Thousands of protesters and police in Hong Kong are engaged in a stand-off as anger grows over a bill which would allow extradition to mainland China.
Early on Wednesday protesters, some wearing face masks and helmets, blocked key roads around government buildings.
Police in riot gear responded by using pepper spray on protesters to disperse them and said they were prepared to use force.
The Legislative Council (LegCo) has now delayed the second reading of the bill.
The pro-Beijing LegCo said Wednesday's scheduled meeting would instead be held at an unspecified "later time".
Despite the opposition the government is continuing to push for the extradition bill and it is expected to pass its final vote on 20 June.
What's happening today?
Thousands of protesters - mostly young people and students - took to the streets and attempted to block access to government buildings ahead of the scheduled debate of the bill.
"This behaviour has gone beyond the scope of peaceful gatherings," the Hong Kong Police Force said in a tweet on Wednesday.
"We call on [protesters] to leave as soon as possible... otherwise we will use appropriate force.
Matthew Cheung, Hong Kong's administration chief, has urged protesters to stop occupying major roads and disperse as soon as possible, the Sing Tao Daily reports.
But one young protester, decked in a black mask and gloves, told news site AFP that they would not "leave [until] they scrap the law".
Political party the Hong Kong National Front has threatened to enter the Legislative Council and remain "indefinitely" on strike if the government does not withdraw the bill.
Critics of the bill of amendments to the extradition laws cite the alleged use of torture, arbitrary detentions and forced confessions in the Chinese judicial system.
The government has promised legally binding human rights safeguards and other measures it says should alleviate concerns.
Nevertheless, this has led to the largest rallies the territory has seen since it was handed back to China by the British in 1997.
Police said they are also investigating death threats made against Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and members of the justice department over the bill.
At the moment they are using tear gas on unarmed protesters. I guess we should be thankful they have refrained from T69's this time.