Hong Kong is one of the biggest centers for banking and finance in Asia, with huge numbers of accountants to match. On Friday, they became the latest profession to publicly back the pro-democracy movement.
Riot police were called after a small masked group vandalized ticket machines and smashed surveillance cameras. A planned airport takeover failed to materialize, but many stores shut when protesters rallied at a mall.
After a peaceful march through an outlying area of Hong Kong, fresh clashes broke out between a group of activists and police. In another area, pro-Beijing residents ripped down the protest group's posters.
A website registered on a Russian domain has shared detailed personal information of dozens of Hong Kong protesters and journalists. Observers view it as another serious blow to the city's dwindling civil liberties.
Pro-democracy protesters are demanding former colonial power Britain take a stronger stance against China to preserve Hong Kong's special status. Demonstrators also clashed with police in defiance of a protest ban.
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