Australia concerned by Hong Kong violence

Australia has expressed concerns after the latest wave of Hong Kong protests erupted in violence.
Australia has expressed concerns after the latest wave of Hong Kong protests erupted in violence.

Australia has expressed its concerns after the latest wave of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong descended into violence.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne encouraged authorities to respond "appropriately and proportionately" and avoid further clashes.

"We've encouraged the authorities to respect peaceful protest and we would continue to do that," Senator Payne told the ABC on Sunday.

Australian Associated Press