Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong‘s brief respite from violence has come to an end, with police firing tear gas at demonstrators as the city’s protests enter their 12th weekend.

Thousands of protesters took to Kwun Tong district in the city’s east on Saturday, reiterating the five demands that have emerged during this pro-democracy movement, and adding an additional issue: the government’s installation of “smart” environmental monitoring lampposts, which have sparked privacy concerns. Tear gas is fired at protesters at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Tear gas is fired at protesters at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Tear gas is fired at protesters at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Protesters attempted to tear down or dismantle the lampposts, while others gathered on the streets and formed barriers. Protesters have been seen with a slingshot, iron bars and bricks, while riot police fired back pepper spray and tear gas, making it the first time in 10 days since tear gas was fired.A protester fires a BB gun during clashes with police after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.A protester fires a BB gun during clashes with police after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.A protester fires a BB gun during clashes with police after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.”Everyone is tired,” wrote chief executive Carrie Lam on her Facebook page today. “Can we sit down and talk about it?” She also pointed to social and economic frustrations, echoing some protestors’ complaints. “The public’s dissatisfaction may also be due to deep social contradictions in different areas such as politics, economy and people’s livelihood. While we are calling for a cessation of violence, we must also provide a way out for solving the deeper “dead knot” of society,” she wrote.Read MoreThe stand off brings an end to a week of relative calm in Hong Kong, which had seen numerous clashes between protesters and police since early summer. Last weekend, police fired no tear gas, and an estimated 1.7 million people braved the heavy rain and heat to march peacefully along Hong Kong’s streets.In an apparent effort to forestall planned protests, the city’s subway operator MTR said on Saturday that it was suspending services between seven subway stations in the protest area, to “ensure the safety of passengers and our staff.” On Friday night, MTR also announced it had been granted an interim injunction to restrain people who were acting unlawfully, willfully obstructing or interfering with the running of the station, damaging property, or using threatening or offensive language. Riot police gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Riot police gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Riot police gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Police retreat after clashing with protesters after a rally in Kwun Tong in Hong Kong on Saturday. Police retreat after clashing with protesters after a rally in Kwun Tong in Hong Kong on Saturday. Police retreat after clashing with protesters after a rally in Kwun Tong in Hong Kong on Saturday. Hong Kong’s subway stations have been sites for multiple protests and confrontations this summer. Earlier this week, protesters piled debris into a barricade and staged a silent sit-in at Yuen Long subway station, to mark one month since a mob attacked protestors, bystanders and journalists in that station. Police have also been accused of firing tear gas within a subway station.Hong Kong has been protesting for almost three months. The demonstrations were initially sparked by a now-suspended bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China, where there is a separate legal system. Since then, protesters’ demands have expanded to include an inquiry into alleged police brutality and universal suffrage in the city, which currently only has partial democracy.Police holding shields gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Police holding shields gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Police holding shields gather near a protest in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Changing tacticsOver the course of Hong Kong’s summer of dissent, protestors have organized several large-scale marches, including some with estimated turn-outs of over 1 million. Protesters have tried a number of techniques, including storming the Legislative Council building and leading widespread strikes around the city. Protesters build barriers at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Protesters build barriers at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Protesters build barriers at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.A protester prepares to throw a metal pole during clashes after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.A protester prepares to throw a metal pole during clashes after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.A protester prepares to throw a metal pole during clashes after a rally in Kwun Tong on Saturday.On Friday, thousands of people stood in lines stretching around Hong Kong to form a human chain — a homage to the Baltic Way, which took place on the same date, 30 years ago. On August 23, 1989, millions of people in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania formed a 600km (372 miles) long human chain to demand independence from the Soviet Union. Hong Kong’s airport was expected to be targeted on Saturday morning for a second time this month, but plans to block transport going to and from the airport didn’t come to fruition. To forestall issues, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority had warned in a statement Friday that blocking roads connecting to the airport may constitute unlawfully obstructing the airport, meaning anyone who does so could be subject to imprisonment or a fine. It also placed ads in local papers Friday, encouraging young people to love and protect the airport.”We sincerely call for all young people who love Hong Kong in their heart not to participate in or support any action that disrupts the airport’s normal operation or damages the airport’s international image,” the ads read, adding that airport disruption could lead to the unemployment of around 100,000 people who depend on the airport to make a living.People link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong on Friday, August 23. Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong in a show of solidarity.People link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong on Friday, August 23. Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong in a show of solidarity. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPeople link hands as they gather at the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in Hong Kong on Friday, August 23. Protesters formed a human chain across Hong Kong in a show of solidarity.Hide Caption 1 of 83Protesters shine light from their cell phones as they form a human chain on top of the iconic Lion Rock at Wong Tai Sin.Protesters shine light from their cell phones as they form a human chain on top of the iconic Lion Rock at Wong Tai Sin. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters shine light from their cell phones as they form a human chain on top of the iconic Lion Rock at Wong Tai Sin.Hide Caption 2 of 83The human chain was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way," a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. On August 23, 1989, an estimated 2 million people formed a 600-kilometer (372-mile) human chain across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.The human chain was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the "Baltic Way," a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. On August 23, 1989, an estimated 2 million people formed a 600-kilometer (372-mile) human chain across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Photos: Hong Kong protestsThe human chain was planned to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the “Baltic Way,” a historically significant peaceful demonstration against Soviet occupation. On August 23, 1989, an estimated 2 million people formed a 600-kilometer (372-mile) human chain across the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.Hide Caption 3 of 83Cell phones shine from the top of Lion Rock on August 23.Cell phones shine from the top of Lion Rock on August 23. Photos: Hong Kong protestsCell phones shine from the top of Lion Rock on August 23.Hide Caption 4 of 83Protesters take part in a march on Sunday, August 18.Protesters take part in a march on Sunday, August 18. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters take part in a march on Sunday, August 18.Hide Caption 5 of 83Protesters march under umbrellas on August 18.Protesters march under umbrellas on August 18. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters march under umbrellas on August 18.Hide Caption 6 of 83Tens of thousands of protesters showed up in the streets on August 18.Tens of thousands of protesters showed up in the streets on August 18. Photos: Hong Kong protestsTens of thousands of protesters showed up in the streets on August 18.Hide Caption 7 of 83Protesters take part in a rally in Victoria Park on August 18.Protesters take part in a rally in Victoria Park on August 18. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters take part in a rally in Victoria Park on August 18.Hide Caption 8 of 83A protester participates in a march on Saturday, August 17. His eye is covered with red gauze, referencing a woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police.A protester participates in a march on Saturday, August 17. His eye is covered with red gauze, referencing a woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester participates in a march on Saturday, August 17. His eye is covered with red gauze, referencing a woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police.Hide Caption 9 of 83A protester ties a white ribbon, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters, during a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong on August 17.A protester ties a white ribbon, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters, during a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong on August 17. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester ties a white ribbon, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters, during a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong on August 17.Hide Caption 10 of 83Protesters react after police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration at the Sham Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 14.Protesters react after police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration at the Sham Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 14. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters react after police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration at the Sham Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, August 14.Hide Caption 11 of 83Tear gas envelops demonstrators at Sham Shui Po.Tear gas envelops demonstrators at Sham Shui Po. Photos: Hong Kong protestsTear gas envelops demonstrators at Sham Shui Po.Hide Caption 12 of 83Protesters point lasers at the Sham Shui Po police station on August 14.Protesters point lasers at the Sham Shui Po police station on August 14. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters point lasers at the Sham Shui Po police station on August 14.Hide Caption 13 of 83Two protesters hold up an apology sign at the Hong Kong International Airport, which resumed operations on August 14. For two days, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/hong-kong-airport-chaos-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">protesters flooded the airport.</a> Check-ins were suspended and dozens of outgoing flights were canceled.Two protesters hold up an apology sign at the Hong Kong International Airport, which resumed operations on August 14. For two days, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/hong-kong-airport-chaos-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">protesters flooded the airport.</a> Check-ins were suspended and dozens of outgoing flights were canceled. Photos: Hong Kong protestsTwo protesters hold up an apology sign at the Hong Kong International Airport, which resumed operations on August 14. For two days, protesters flooded the airport. Check-ins were suspended and dozens of outgoing flights were canceled.Hide Caption 14 of 83A police officer falls over an airport luggage trolley during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday, August 13.A police officer falls over an airport luggage trolley during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday, August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA police officer falls over an airport luggage trolley during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday, August 13.Hide Caption 15 of 83A police officer draws his weapon during clashes at the airport on August 13.A police officer draws his weapon during clashes at the airport on August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA police officer draws his weapon during clashes at the airport on August 13.Hide Caption 16 of 83Police use pepper spray to disperse protesters at the airport on August 13.Police use pepper spray to disperse protesters at the airport on August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice use pepper spray to disperse protesters at the airport on August 13.Hide Caption 17 of 83Police and protesters clash at the airport on August 13. The violence came after Hong Kong's Airport Authority announced that all check-in services would be suspended for another night because of terminal operations being "seriously disrupted."Police and protesters clash at the airport on August 13. The violence came after Hong Kong's Airport Authority announced that all check-in services would be suspended for another night because of terminal operations being "seriously disrupted." Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice and protesters clash at the airport on August 13. The violence came after Hong Kong’s Airport Authority announced that all check-in services would be suspended for another night because of terminal operations being “seriously disrupted.”Hide Caption 18 of 83A traveler passes her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate.A traveler passes her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA traveler passes her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate.Hide Caption 19 of 83A display board shows canceled flights on August 13.A display board shows canceled flights on August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA display board shows canceled flights on August 13.Hide Caption 20 of 83Anti-government protesters stand at a barricade made of luggage trolleys during a demonstration at the airport on August 13.Anti-government protesters stand at a barricade made of luggage trolleys during a demonstration at the airport on August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsAnti-government protesters stand at a barricade made of luggage trolleys during a demonstration at the airport on August 13.Hide Caption 21 of 83A woman wearing Minnie Mouse headgear looks on as stranded travelers gather near closed check-in counters on August 13.A woman wearing Minnie Mouse headgear looks on as stranded travelers gather near closed check-in counters on August 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA woman wearing Minnie Mouse headgear looks on as stranded travelers gather near closed check-in counters on August 13.Hide Caption 22 of 83Protesters display banners during a sit-in rally at the airport's arrival hall on Monday, August 12.Protesters display banners during a sit-in rally at the airport's arrival hall on Monday, August 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters display banners during a sit-in rally at the airport’s arrival hall on Monday, August 12.Hide Caption 23 of 83People hold signs during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/asia/hong-kong-police-airport-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">airport protests</a> on August 12. The signs reference the woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police.People hold signs during <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/asia/hong-kong-police-airport-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">airport protests</a> on August 12. The signs reference the woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPeople hold signs during airport protests on August 12. The signs reference the woman who was allegedly shot in the eye with a beanbag round during clashes between protesters and police.Hide Caption 24 of 83Medics look after a woman who received a facial injury during clashes on Sunday, August 11.Medics look after a woman who received a facial injury during clashes on Sunday, August 11. Photos: Hong Kong protestsMedics look after a woman who received a facial injury during clashes on Sunday, August 11.Hide Caption 25 of 83A pro-democracy protester is held by police outside the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on August 11.A pro-democracy protester is held by police outside the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on August 11. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA pro-democracy protester is held by police outside the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on August 11.Hide Caption 26 of 83A "Lennon wall" featuring a raincoat is plastered with sticky notes on Saturday, August 10. A "Lennon wall" featuring a raincoat is plastered with sticky notes on Saturday, August 10. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA “Lennon wall” featuring a raincoat is plastered with sticky notes on Saturday, August 10. Hide Caption 27 of 83Police fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration in the Wong Tai Sin District on Monday, August 5.Police fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration in the Wong Tai Sin District on Monday, August 5. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice fire tear gas at protesters during a demonstration in the Wong Tai Sin District on Monday, August 5.Hide Caption 28 of 83A train passenger gestures toward a protester, right, who was preventing the doors of a train from closing on August 5. The protester was trying to disrupt Hong Kong's morning rush-hour commute.A train passenger gestures toward a protester, right, who was preventing the doors of a train from closing on August 5. The protester was trying to disrupt Hong Kong's morning rush-hour commute. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA train passenger gestures toward a protester, right, who was preventing the doors of a train from closing on August 5. The protester was trying to disrupt Hong Kong’s morning rush-hour commute.Hide Caption 29 of 83A man lies down on an underground train during a protest on August 5.A man lies down on an underground train during a protest on August 5. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA man lies down on an underground train during a protest on August 5.Hide Caption 30 of 83A man comforts his pregnant wife near a train platform after protesters blocked the train doors on August 5.A man comforts his pregnant wife near a train platform after protesters blocked the train doors on August 5. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA man comforts his pregnant wife near a train platform after protesters blocked the train doors on August 5.Hide Caption 31 of 83A protester stands in tear gas during a confrontation with police in the early hours of Sunday, August 4.A protester stands in tear gas during a confrontation with police in the early hours of Sunday, August 4. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester stands in tear gas during a confrontation with police in the early hours of Sunday, August 4.Hide Caption 32 of 83A Chinese flag floats in water after it was thrown by protesters during a demonstration on Saturday, August 3.A Chinese flag floats in water after it was thrown by protesters during a demonstration on Saturday, August 3. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA Chinese flag floats in water after it was thrown by protesters during a demonstration on Saturday, August 3.Hide Caption 33 of 83A protester sprays paint on a wall on August 3.A protester sprays paint on a wall on August 3. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester sprays paint on a wall on August 3.Hide Caption 34 of 83Members of Hong Kong's medical sector attend a protest in Edinburgh Place on Friday, August 2.Members of Hong Kong's medical sector attend a protest in Edinburgh Place on Friday, August 2. Photos: Hong Kong protestsMembers of Hong Kong’s medical sector attend a protest in Edinburgh Place on Friday, August 2.Hide Caption 35 of 83The emblem on the China Liaison Office is protected by plexiglass during a demonstration on Sunday, July 28.The emblem on the China Liaison Office is protected by plexiglass during a demonstration on Sunday, July 28. Photos: Hong Kong protestsThe emblem on the China Liaison Office is protected by plexiglass during a demonstration on Sunday, July 28.Hide Caption 36 of 83A protester flees from baton-wielding police in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Saturday, July 27.A protester flees from baton-wielding police in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Saturday, July 27. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester flees from baton-wielding police in the Yuen Long district of Hong Kong on Saturday, July 27.Hide Caption 37 of 83A protester looks through umbrellas during the clashes with police on July 27.A protester looks through umbrellas during the clashes with police on July 27. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester looks through umbrellas during the clashes with police on July 27.Hide Caption 38 of 83Travelers watch as protesters rally at Hong Kong's international airport on Friday, July 26.Travelers watch as protesters rally at Hong Kong's international airport on Friday, July 26. Photos: Hong Kong protestsTravelers watch as protesters rally at Hong Kong’s international airport on Friday, July 26.Hide Caption 39 of 83People paste Post-it notes on a demonstrator in the Hong Kong airport.People paste Post-it notes on a demonstrator in the Hong Kong airport. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPeople paste Post-it notes on a demonstrator in the Hong Kong airport.Hide Caption 40 of 83Protesters clash with police on Sunday, July 21.Protesters clash with police on Sunday, July 21. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters clash with police on Sunday, July 21.Hide Caption 41 of 83Masked men in white T-shirts are seen after <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/23/asia/hong-kong-triad-arrests-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators</a> at a train station in Yuen Long.Masked men in white T-shirts are seen after <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/23/asia/hong-kong-triad-arrests-intl-hnk/index.html" target="_blank">attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators</a> at a train station in Yuen Long. Photos: Hong Kong protestsMasked men in white T-shirts are seen after attacking anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Yuen Long.Hide Caption 42 of 83Police fire tear gas at protesters during a march on July 21.Police fire tear gas at protesters during a march on July 21. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice fire tear gas at protesters during a march on July 21.Hide Caption 43 of 83Medical workers help a protester affected by tear gas on July 21.Medical workers help a protester affected by tear gas on July 21. Photos: Hong Kong protestsMedical workers help a protester affected by tear gas on July 21.Hide Caption 44 of 83An egg thrown by a protester hits the emblem on the China Liaison Office on July 21.An egg thrown by a protester hits the emblem on the China Liaison Office on July 21. Photos: Hong Kong protestsAn egg thrown by a protester hits the emblem on the China Liaison Office on July 21.Hide Caption 45 of 83The office of pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho was trashed by protesters in Hong Kong's Tsuen Wan district.The office of pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho was trashed by protesters in Hong Kong's Tsuen Wan district. Photos: Hong Kong protestsThe office of pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho was trashed by protesters in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan district.Hide Caption 46 of 83A protester covers a security camera outside the Chinese government's liaison office in Hong Kong.A protester covers a security camera outside the Chinese government's liaison office in Hong Kong. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester covers a security camera outside the Chinese government’s liaison office in Hong Kong.Hide Caption 47 of 83Protesters gather for a demonstration on July 21.Protesters gather for a demonstration on July 21. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters gather for a demonstration on July 21.Hide Caption 48 of 83Police officers use pepper spray to disperse protesters after a rally in the Sheung Shui district on Saturday, July 13. Police officers use pepper spray to disperse protesters after a rally in the Sheung Shui district on Saturday, July 13. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice officers use pepper spray to disperse protesters after a rally in the Sheung Shui district on Saturday, July 13. Hide Caption 49 of 83A demonstrator sprays paint inside a chamber at Hong Kong's Legislative Council building, where protesters forced their way in on Monday, July 1.A demonstrator sprays paint inside a chamber at Hong Kong's Legislative Council building, where protesters forced their way in on Monday, July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA demonstrator sprays paint inside a chamber at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building, where protesters forced their way in on Monday, July 1.Hide Caption 50 of 83The meeting hall of the Legislative Council is taken over by demonstrators on July 1.The meeting hall of the Legislative Council is taken over by demonstrators on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsThe meeting hall of the Legislative Council is taken over by demonstrators on July 1.Hide Caption 51 of 83A protester uses a megaphone to speak to other protesters inside the Legislative Council building.A protester uses a megaphone to speak to other protesters inside the Legislative Council building. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester uses a megaphone to speak to other protesters inside the Legislative Council building.Hide Caption 52 of 83Protesters stream into the Legislative Council building.Protesters stream into the Legislative Council building. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters stream into the Legislative Council building.Hide Caption 53 of 83A protester smashes a window of the Legislative Council building.A protester smashes a window of the Legislative Council building. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester smashes a window of the Legislative Council building.Hide Caption 54 of 83Protesters holding umbrellas face off with police officers wearing anti-riot gear on July 1.Protesters holding umbrellas face off with police officers wearing anti-riot gear on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters holding umbrellas face off with police officers wearing anti-riot gear on July 1.Hide Caption 55 of 83Police standing inside the Hong Kong government headquarters look through broken glass as protesters try to smash their way into the building on July 1.Police standing inside the Hong Kong government headquarters look through broken glass as protesters try to smash their way into the building on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice standing inside the Hong Kong government headquarters look through broken glass as protesters try to smash their way into the building on July 1.Hide Caption 56 of 83Columns of sunlight are cast on a crowd during the march on July 1.Columns of sunlight are cast on a crowd during the march on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsColumns of sunlight are cast on a crowd during the march on July 1.Hide Caption 57 of 83Helicopters carrying the flags of China and Hong Kong fly over demonstrators on July 1.Helicopters carrying the flags of China and Hong Kong fly over demonstrators on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsHelicopters carrying the flags of China and Hong Kong fly over demonstrators on July 1.Hide Caption 58 of 83Pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong rallies demonstrators with a megaphone on July 1.Pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong rallies demonstrators with a megaphone on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong rallies demonstrators with a megaphone on July 1.Hide Caption 59 of 83A protester holds up a placard as thousands flood the streets of Hong Kong on July 1.A protester holds up a placard as thousands flood the streets of Hong Kong on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester holds up a placard as thousands flood the streets of Hong Kong on July 1.Hide Caption 60 of 83A police officer uses pepper spray during a clash with protesters on July 1.A police officer uses pepper spray during a clash with protesters on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA police officer uses pepper spray during a clash with protesters on July 1.Hide Caption 61 of 83Protesters face police on July 1.Protesters face police on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters face police on July 1.Hide Caption 62 of 83Protesters remove their shirts after being pepper-sprayed by police.Protesters remove their shirts after being pepper-sprayed by police. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters remove their shirts after being pepper-sprayed by police.Hide Caption 63 of 83A protester wearing a T-shirt with the word "revolution" walks past an inscription on a road that reads "Long Live HK."A protester wearing a T-shirt with the word "revolution" walks past an inscription on a road that reads "Long Live HK." Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester wearing a T-shirt with the word “revolution” walks past an inscription on a road that reads “Long Live HK.”Hide Caption 64 of 83Police detain protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1.Police detain protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice detain protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1.Hide Caption 65 of 83An overhead view shows thousands of protesters marching through a Hong Kong street on Sunday, June 16.An overhead view shows thousands of protesters marching through a Hong Kong street on Sunday, June 16. Photos: Hong Kong protestsAn overhead view shows thousands of protesters marching through a Hong Kong street on Sunday, June 16.Hide Caption 66 of 83A protester returns a tear-gas canister fired by police during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12.A protester returns a tear-gas canister fired by police during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester returns a tear-gas canister fired by police during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 12.Hide Caption 67 of 83Rubber bullets, pepper spray and hand-thrown tear gas were used to push back protesters who had occupied the city's main thoroughfare and other roads near the government headquarters on June 12, Hong Kong Police Commissioner Steven Lo Wai-chung said.Rubber bullets, pepper spray and hand-thrown tear gas were used to push back protesters who had occupied the city's main thoroughfare and other roads near the government headquarters on June 12, Hong Kong Police Commissioner Steven Lo Wai-chung said. Photos: Hong Kong protestsRubber bullets, pepper spray and hand-thrown tear gas were used to push back protesters who had occupied the city’s main thoroughfare and other roads near the government headquarters on June 12, Hong Kong Police Commissioner Steven Lo Wai-chung said.Hide Caption 68 of 83Protesters run after police fired tear gas on June 12.Protesters run after police fired tear gas on June 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters run after police fired tear gas on June 12.Hide Caption 69 of 83A police officer reacts to an umbrella that was thrown near the Legislative Council building on June 12.A police officer reacts to an umbrella that was thrown near the Legislative Council building on June 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA police officer reacts to an umbrella that was thrown near the Legislative Council building on June 12.Hide Caption 70 of 83Police officers use a water cannon on a protester near the government headquarters.Police officers use a water cannon on a protester near the government headquarters. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice officers use a water cannon on a protester near the government headquarters.Hide Caption 71 of 83A protester reacts as she is grabbed by police on June 12.A protester reacts as she is grabbed by police on June 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester reacts as she is grabbed by police on June 12.Hide Caption 72 of 83Protesters face off with police during the rally on June 12.Protesters face off with police during the rally on June 12. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters face off with police during the rally on June 12.Hide Caption 73 of 83A protester rests during the demonstration on June 12. Protesters began arriving the night before.A protester rests during the demonstration on June 12. Protesters began arriving the night before. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA protester rests during the demonstration on June 12. Protesters began arriving the night before.Hide Caption 74 of 83By the morning of June 12, tens of thousands of mainly young people had arrived in the area, blocking streets and bringing central Hong Kong to a standstill.By the morning of June 12, tens of thousands of mainly young people had arrived in the area, blocking streets and bringing central Hong Kong to a standstill. Photos: Hong Kong protestsBy the morning of June 12, tens of thousands of mainly young people had arrived in the area, blocking streets and bringing central Hong Kong to a standstill.Hide Caption 75 of 83Protesters block major roads near the Legislative Council and government headquarters. Hundreds of businesses, parents and teachers called for a boycott of work and school to show their opposition to the extradition bill.Protesters block major roads near the Legislative Council and government headquarters. Hundreds of businesses, parents and teachers called for a boycott of work and school to show their opposition to the extradition bill. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters block major roads near the Legislative Council and government headquarters. Hundreds of businesses, parents and teachers called for a boycott of work and school to show their opposition to the extradition bill.Hide Caption 76 of 83A demonstrator holds a sign during the June 12 rally.A demonstrator holds a sign during the June 12 rally. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA demonstrator holds a sign during the June 12 rally.Hide Caption 77 of 83Police officers charge toward protesters during clashes on Monday, June 10. It was a continuation of protests that started the day before.Police officers charge toward protesters during clashes on Monday, June 10. It was a continuation of protests that started the day before. Photos: Hong Kong protestsPolice officers charge toward protesters during clashes on Monday, June 10. It was a continuation of protests that started the day before.Hide Caption 78 of 83A police camera films the rally on Sunday, June 9.A police camera films the rally on Sunday, June 9. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA police camera films the rally on Sunday, June 9.Hide Caption 79 of 83Protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on June 9.Protesters hold pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on June 9. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters hold pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on June 9.Hide Caption 80 of 83Protesters on June 9 waved placards and wore white -- the designated color of the rally. "Hong Kong, never give up!" some chanted.Protesters on June 9 waved placards and wore white -- the designated color of the rally. "Hong Kong, never give up!" some chanted. Photos: Hong Kong protestsProtesters on June 9 waved placards and wore white — the designated color of the rally. “Hong Kong, never give up!” some chanted.Hide Caption 81 of 83A crowd fills a Hong Kong street on June 9.A crowd fills a Hong Kong street on June 9. Photos: Hong Kong protestsA crowd fills a Hong Kong street on June 9.Hide Caption 82 of 83Students wear chains during a demonstration on Saturday, June 8.Students wear chains during a demonstration on Saturday, June 8. Photos: Hong Kong protestsStudents wear chains during a demonstration on Saturday, June 8.Hide Caption 83 of 8302 hong kong protests 082305 hong kong protests 082304 hong kong protests 082307 hong kong protests 082301 hk protests 081802 hk protests 081803 hk protests 081804 hk protests 081806 hk protests 081807 hk protests08 hong kong 081407 hong kong 081409 hong kong 081406 hong kong 0814 RESTRICTED17 hong kong 081319 hong kong 0813 RESTRICTED12b hong kong 081311 hong kong 081303 hong kong 081313 hong kong 0813 RESTRICTED08 hong kong 081310 hong kong 081301 hong kong 081207 hong kong 0812hong kong protest 0811 0304b hong kong protest 081105 hong kong protest 081010 hong kong 080501 hong kong 080502 hong kong 080505 hong kong 080501 hong kong protest 080402 hong kong protests 080303 hong kong protests 080304 hong kong protests 080309 hong kong protests06 hong kong protests12 hong kong protests01 hong kong protest 072606 hong kong protest 072611 hong kong protest 072101 hong kong unrest 072210 hong kong protest 072101 hong kong protest 072106 hong kong protest 072101 hong kong protest 072212 hong kong protest 072107 hong kong protest 072101 hong kong protests 071321 hong kong protest 070122 hong kong protest 070125 hong kong protest 070119 hong kong protest 070106 hong kong protest 0701 RESTRICTED05 hong kong protest 070103 hong kong protest 070120 hong kong protest 070104 hong kong protest 0701 RESTRICTED09 hong kong protest 070110 hong kong protest 070111 hong kong protest 0701HK rallies 2008 hong kong protest 070107 hong kong protest 07010701 HK rallies 02HK rallies10 hong kong protests 061211 hong kong protests 061225 hong kong protests 061214 hong kong protests 06120612 HK protests 0518 hong kong protests 061221 hong kong protests 061224 hong kong protests 06120612 HK protests 1005 hong kong protests 061220 hong kong protests 061224 Hong Kong Extradition 061004 hong kong protests 060904 Hong Kong Extradition Protest02 hong kong protests 060901 hong kong protests 060901 hong kong protest 0608Peaceful lullAlthough Hong Kong has seen a week of peaceful calm, that hasn’t always been the case.On Friday, Hong Kong police said there were elements of the protest movement that were “not peaceful.” Three to four senior police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said officers’ personal information was being shared in an anti-police group with over 100,000 members on encrypted app Telegram.Media, protesters and police at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Media, protesters and police at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.Media, protesters and police at a demonstration in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, on August 24, 2019.They called the tactic “a kind of psychological war,” and said they had arrested 16 people on suspicion of disclosing personal data without consent and causing harm, and unauthorized access to a computer.They also defended the force’s use of plain-clothes policemen, saying they were being used to target some “radical violent elements.”But at Friday’s human chain, many protesters insisted that the movement was peaceful, and rejected police’s depiction of them as violent. 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Hong Kong’s weekend of peaceful protests 02:56″(The government) are saying we aren’t peaceful protesters, they just make up a story. Some people really believe that. They try to attack us. Sometimes it’s devastating,” said Felix Wong, 33, who began to cry as she explained how upset she was by the government’s stance.”I know a lot of people just like me, we see the news and read some articles, we just break into tears easily these two to three months,” she said.The wider pictureBeyond the battles between police and protesters, there has also been concern for how the ongoing protests are affecting the city’s economy.Hong Kong’s economy grew by just 0.6% in the second quarter compared to the same time last year, the weakest quarterly figure in a decade. On Thursday, global banks in Hong Kong placed advertisements in several local newspapers, calling for a peaceful resolution to the standoff between the city’s government and pro-democracy protesters. Hong Kong protest timeline: The evolution of a movement Hong Kong protest timeline: The evolution of a movement Hong Kong protest timeline: The evolution of a movement Last week, Hong Kong’s property billionaires and the city’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, affirmed their support for the government and called for calm in the streets.There are also concerns about China’s response to the protests. Also on Saturday, a 28-year-old Hong Konger was released after being held in administrative detention by China for 15 days, on unclear charges. His detention had come amid reports Chinese immigration officials are regularly searching travelers’ phones and bags as they cross the border for evidence they have taken part in protests.The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong has suspended all work travel to mainland China for local staff. A government source who was close to the decision-making said they believed the move to be a prudent precaution at this time.No sign of endingFor now, there’s no sign that the protests are ending. Carmen, a 38-year-old lawyer at Friday’s protests, described herself as a “recent convert” to the movement — she was pro-establishment before she joined the protests for the first time this month, inspired by the passion she was seeing among the city’s young people. She wore a surgical face mask to protect her identity, and would not give her full name for fear of retribution from the police.Fellow protester Spencer, a 33-year-old hotel worker who was also wearing a face mask and would not give his full name for the same reason, said he hoped the protests would end with city leader Carrie Lam responding to the protesters’ demands.”Why is she making us come out every day, every night, every weekend — we have no normal Sundays anymore because of these events,” he said. “But we have to come out and stand for ourselves, or else we are going to lose our home.”

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