Hong Kong protestors use slingshots, lasers to take on police armed with tear gas

The incredible, harrowing moment is captured as protestors outside a police station in Hong Kong use slingshots and lasers to take on police firing tear gas at them Monday (August 5).

Protesters blocked roads and paralyzed train services at peak times on a day of action across the city in what is being described as a general strike.

More than 200 flights were cancelled as the protests entered their ninth week.

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has pledged to restore law and order, rejecting calls for her resignation.

Initially the demonstrations, which began on 9 June, focused on a controversial extradition law, which would have allowed the transfer of suspects to mainland China.

However, the protests have now become a wider challenge to Beijing's authority.

Lam warned that Hong Kong was "on the verge of a very dangerous situation."