A protester is detained by riot police, Nov. 10. Photo: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Pro-democracy activists blocked roads, trashed shopping malls and vandalized public transportation across Hong Kong on Sunday, while riot police fired tear gas to break up demonstrations, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Sunday's protests mark the 24th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests, coming just two weeks before the Chinese-controlled city holds district council elections.

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Bystanders record footage as a barricade set up by protesters burns, Nov. 10. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images
A protester is detained by riot police, Nov. 10. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Police hold the front doors of a shopping mall closed, Nov. 10. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images
Volunteer medics help a resident who was pepper-sprayed by police, Nov. 10. Photo: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images
A vigil in Hong Kong in memory of university student Alex Chow, 22, who succumbed to head injuries sustained during a fall as police skirmished with demonstrators last weekend, Nov. 10. Photo: Dale de la Rey/AFP via Getty Images

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