Pro-democracy activists say the police are cracking down on protestors with ever greater force. They say police are firing tear gas and using water cannons.
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.
The banned march marks the fifth anniversary of Beijing's rejection of a call for universal suffrage. Some protesters threw petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas and water cannon.
A Hong Kong police officer has fired his weapon to disperse angry demonstrators chasing him with rods. Police confirmed that 36 people were arrested after peaceful protest turned violent.
The pro-democracy activist has been detained for "breaching bail conditions," a week after authorities released him. Police have again fired tear gas at protesters, including some calling on the US president for help.
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