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Hong Kong police launch tear gas at protestors

Hundreds of thousands of protesters running away from the tear gas during an anti-extradition bill march in Hong Kong
Hundreds of thousands of protesters running away from the tear gas during an anti-extradition bill march in Hong Kong. Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images

Hong Kong police fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of thousands as activists came out in droves Sunday night to occupy government buildings, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The big picture: Hong Kong has now experienced 7 consecutive weekends of anti-government protests, as the former British colony continues to weather its worst political crisis in decades. The government condemned protestors who stormed the Chinese liaison building, claiming that "[s]uch acts openly challenge the authority of the central government and touch the bottom line of the ‘one country, two systems’ principle," per the Journal.

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