Celebrations are taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist rule in China. But Beijing fears the anniversary could be overshadowed by pro-democracy protests and unrest in Hong Kong.
HK student activist Joey Siu tells DW's Conflict Zone: "It is the government that forces us to take on the streets and to break the laws."
A lawmaker known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters has been injured by an unknown assailant. Footage showed the perpetrator brandishing a large knife and thrusting it at the lawmaker's chest.
A pro-democracy politician who had part of his ear bitten off was among those injured in a knife fight on Sunday. This weekend's clashes marked some of the most violent since political unrest began in the territory.
Demonstrators rallied against what they say is an overly aggressive police response to their five months of anti-government marches. The protest was broken up by riot officers, who again used tear gas and water cannon.
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