A peaceful march broke down into skirmishes in Hong Kong as pro-democracy protestors continued their demonstrations, which have gone on for months now.
An anti-government protest in Hong Kong has turned violent, with police and protesters firing tear gas and petrol bombs. The march took place despite recent attacks on protesters.
Demonstrators have used cat-and-mouse tactics with riot police, diffusing into small groups to complicate policing efforts. But police have also responded with new methods — and more arrests.
Many protesters took a mocking approach to challenge a recent ban on masks at rallies. Chinese leader Xi Jinping, cartoon characters and Guy Fawkes were among those depicted by people forming a human chain.
China has banned exports of black clothing to Hong Kong, media report. On Thursday, security dragged lawmakers out of the regional parliament for demanding an inquiry into an attack on a human rights activist.
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