Hong Kong police fire tear gas in clash with protesters

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Police fired tear gas in a running battle with protesters blocking a highway in the Wong Tai Sin district, to the northwest of Kwun Tong. Demonstrators ran in all directions in a strategy they've called "Be like Water" - a phrase taken from martial arts movie star Bruce Lee whereby they come together in a show of force and then disperse, like water, when police move in.

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Paul Au, 62, the owner of a record store, previously participated in several protest movements in Hong Kong, including after the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.

The demonstrations, which have occasionally shut the airport and businesses, still have broad support, despite some violent clashes between police and protesters, said Brown.

Almost every major development on the protesters is covered every day as the world is now starting to pay closer attention to a situation that, at best, will hopefully end peacefully, or at worst, one that is causing many to echo what happened at Tiananmen Square, where a pro-democracy protest was put down by the Chinese government using extreme military force that resulted in up to several thousands of deaths.

Protesters tore down and dismantled "smart lamp posts" out of a fear that they contain high-tech cameras and facial recognition software used for surveillance by authorities in China.

His detention has stoked tensions in Hong Kong, which has been gripped by months of anti-government protests.

March organiser Ventus Lau blasted the MTR's decision and warned that the train operator not only inconvenienced people across East Kowloon, but also put participants at risk of danger, given that there is no way for them to leave the area after the march. As the afternoon wore on, some fired stones from slingshots, prompting a charge from police, wielding batons and pepper spray.

The protests began June 9 when hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched against a proposed extradition bill that would allow individuals to be sent from semi-autonomous Hong Kong to mainland China for trial. All were opposing a controversial bill that would allow extradition to China. An estimated 1.7 million people came out, according to organizers, despite torrential rain and in defiance of a police ban; police said 128,000 people participated.

A Hong Kong police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case, said Cheng had returned to the city, but did not provided further details.

The city had appeared to have pulled back from a nosedive into violence, with the last serious clashes taking place a week and a half ago just after the city's airport was paralysed by demonstrators.

Just a day before, thousands of Hong Kongers held hands and formed human chains, in a peaceful bid to gain support from the global community, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reported.

On Friday night, thousands of protesters chanted slogans and formed human chains around the city in a peaceful protest dubbed the "Hong Kong Way".

The protesters' five demands include the bill's complete withdrawal, Lam's resignation, universal suffrage for the chief executive and Legislative Council elections, an independent inquiry into alleged police violence against protesters and the granting of pardons for all protesters arrested so far. Are these accounts being closed because they're posting disinformation? They say they've even received messages threatening that their families will be killed.

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