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Protest in Hong Kong against use of tear gas
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Protest in Hong Kong against use of tear gas

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Carrying yellow balloons and waving banners that read “No tear gas, save our children”, the protesters streamed through the city's central business district towards government headquarters on the main Hong Kong Island.

After a brief lull due to the elections, the protesters once again got ready to kick start another round of agitations in Hong Kong. Three events of protests are planned for Sunday, including a march to the US consulate to thank American leaders for legislation backing the city's protest movement. An evening march will reiterate the protesters' five demands, which include direct elections for the city's legislature and leadership, and a probe into alleged police brutality against demonstrators.

As part of the protest against police use of tear gas, hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday. Carrying yellow balloons and waving banners that read “No tear gas, save our children”, the protesters streamed through the city's central business district towards government headquarters on the main Hong Kong island. Three marches are planned for Sunday and all have been approved by authorities. On Saturday, secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest against what they called police brutality and unlawful arrests.

Activists have pledged to maintain the momentum of the movement that has roiled the China-ruled territory for nearly six months.