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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Ben Sasse emerges as GOP Trump critic ahead of November

Sen. Ben Sasse walks to the Senate from the subway to vote in June. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has dialed up his spicy slams of President Trump, including this swipe at yesterday's signing ceremony: "The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop."

Why it matters: Trump increasingly looks — to business and to fellow Republicans — like a loser in November. So they're more likely to create distance to save their own skins. Sasse also won his May primary, further freeing him.

Pelosi: "States don't have the money" for Trump's unemployment order

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed on "Fox News Sunday" that states don't have the funds to comply with the executive order President Trump signed on Saturday, which requires them to cover 25% of an additional $400 in weekly unemployment benefits.

Why it matters: Many state and local governments have had their budgets devastated by the economic impacts of the coronavirus, which have caused expenses to soar and revenues to plunge.

Kudlow says he regrets claiming Trump couldn't use executive order for unemployment

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he regrets suggesting this week that unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress.

Why it matters: President Trump's decision to bypass Congress to sign four executive actions, including one that provides $400 per week in extra unemployment benefits, has prompted outcry from Democrats and even some Republicans who believe he is overstepping his constitutional authority.