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Hong Kong mass protests continue despite clashes with police

: Demonstrators march during a protest in the Tseung Kwan O district on Aug. 04, 2019 in Hong Kong
Demonstrators march during a protest in the Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images

Thousands of activists turned out on Sunday in Hong Kong's 9th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy protests — despite clashes with police the previous night and threats by China that it may crack down on demonstrations, Reuters reports.

Details: Police fired multiple tear gas rounds in confrontations with activists in the city’s Kowloon area on Saturday night, per Reuters. Hong Kong police said Sunday they arrested more than 20 people for offenses including unlawful assembly and assault following clashes between protesters and authorities that continued deep into the night, per AP.

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