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In Pictures: Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, say police

Updated : 2019-12-09 15:07:15

Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said on Monday. The comments came as protesters called for strikes across the city on Monday. Most railway and transport links ran smoothly during the morning rush hour and there were no initial reports of widespread disruptions. Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month and a resounding show of continued support for the pro-democracy movement

Protesters hold up their hands, representing the five demands of the anti-government movement, during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a
Protesters hold up their hands, representing the five demands of the anti-government movement, during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said on Monday. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Protesters walk past the facade of the Bank of China during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front. Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month and a resounding show of continued support for the pro-democracy movement. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Protesters walk past the facade of the Bank of China during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front. Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub on Sunday, in the largest anti-government rally since local elections last month and a resounding show of continued support for the pro-democracy movement. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
The crowd makes way for an ambulance during a Human Rights Day march in the district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Protesters estimated the turnout at 800,000, while police said it was 183,000. REUTERS/Laurel Chor
The crowd makes way for an ambulance during a Human Rights Day march in the district of Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. Protesters estimated the turnout at 800,000, while police said it was 183,000. REUTERS/Laurel Chor
Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask attends a Human Rights Day march. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask attends a Human Rights Day march. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A protester holds a sign during a Human Rights Day march in the district of Wan Chai in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Laurel Chor
A protester holds a sign during a Human Rights Day march in the district of Wan Chai in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Laurel Chor
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