Parts of Hong Kong went on lockdown for the visit of a top official from mainland China - seen by some as an affront to the city's semi-autonomous status. Pro-democracy protesters have been kept away from the meeting venue.
Demonstrators have come out in droves to show their support for a trio of jailed pro-democracy activists. The three were originally sentenced to community service but were handed harsher sentences this past week.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders have been sentenced for their role in the Umbrella Movement's 2014 demos. The Beijing-backed government has been seeking tougher sentences for protesters.
Typhoon Hato has battered southern China, Hong Kong and Macau - leaving at least 16 people dead and a trail of destruction. Flights and trains have been canceled across China's Guangdong province.
President Xi Jinping has landed in Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory was handed back to China by Great Britain. Dozens of pro-democracy activists have already been arrested ahead of his visit.
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