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Clashes involving Hong Kong’s protest movement grow violent

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them.

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Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement escalated violently late Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters who didn't disband after a massive march and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who appeared to target the pro-democracy demonstrators. (AP)

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The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for almost two months to fight a proposed extradition bill and call for electoral reforms in the Chinese territory. (AP)

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The march had been peaceful when it reached its police-designated end point in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district in the late afternoon, but thousands continued onward, at various points occupying key government and business districts. (AP)

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Protesters carry United States flags, during a march in Hong Kong, Sunday. (AP)

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On Friday, Hong Kong police discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive in a commercial building and arrested a man. Materials voicing opposition to the extradition bill were found at the site, local media said, but a police spokesman said no concrete link had been established and the investigation was continuing. (AP)