Washington Post

Hong Kong police stop and search people, fire tear gas on protesters as fears of 'police state' intensify

Police said they were forced to cancel two previously authorized rallies because of "violent conflicts" and "breach of peace" in Hong Kong. Arkivfoto: Thomas Høy Davidsen

HONG KONG - Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered Saturday for an "emergency" rally in support of autonomy for the Chinese territory, underscoring the continued support for a movement now in its 22nd week.

As the demonstrations drag on, however, authorities have grown more resolute in trying to end them...

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