Hong Kong protests: Agitators march through rains to seek democracy, political reforms in semi-autonomous Chinese territory [Photos]

Communist-ruled mainland China has taken an increasingly hardline tone towards the protesters, decrying the 'terrorist-like' actions of a violent hardcore minority among the demonstrators

FP Staff August 18, 2019 21:40:01 IST
Protesters gather in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. AP
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Protesters gather in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. AP
Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. AP
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Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. AP
Protesters demonstrate next to a banner depicting a woman with an injured right eye during an earlier rally to demand democracy and political reforms in the city. Reuters
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Protesters demonstrate next to a banner depicting a woman with an injured right eye during an earlier rally to demand democracy and political reforms in the city. Reuters
A replica of the Goddess of Democracy is displayed, wearing a hard hat, gas mask, handcuffs and covered in a red liquid during a protest rally in the Sunday rally in Hong Kong following a day of dueling rallies that highlighted the political divide in the Chinese territory. AP
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A replica of the Goddess of Democracy is displayed, wearing a hard hat, gas mask, handcuffs and covered in a red liquid during a protest rally in the Sunday rally in Hong Kong following a day of dueling rallies that highlighted the political divide in the Chinese territory. AP
Protesters make space for an ambulance to travel during the Sunday rally in Hong Kong. AP
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Protesters make space for an ambulance to travel during the Sunday rally in Hong Kong. AP
A man displays a placard as pro-democracy protesters gather for a rally in Hong Kong. AP
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A man displays a placard as pro-democracy protesters gather for a rally in Hong Kong. AP