Clashes Between Police and Hong-Kong Protestors Continue Ahead of China’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests Enters 18th Week

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Pro-democracy protests continued to rock Hong Kong this weekend with thousands of protesters taking to the streets.

This marked the 17th consecutive weekend of the protests even as the People’s Republic of China prepares to commemorate its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, October 1.

The demonstrators who were armed with bricks and petrol bombs clashed with the police in the streets of the Chinese city.

Although the authorities did not approve the march, dozens of the protesters rallied outside the government offices where police responded by firing tear gas and water cannons.

The ongoing demonstrations are being led by the Umbrella Movement and were sparked by the recent extradition law proposed by mainland China.