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Sea of Protestors Stage a Peaceful March in Hong Kong

World | Associated Press | August 19, 2019, 12:10 pm
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 Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. Organizers said at least 1.7 million participated, though the police estimate was far lower.<br /><br />Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. Organizers said at least 1.7 million participated, though the police estimate was far lower.

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters shine laser pointers on the Government Headquarters complex in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters shine laser pointers on the Government Headquarters complex in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Back away slowly' to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Back away slowly' to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. (Image: AP)

Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A man suspected of being an undercover police officer with spray paint on his T-shirt is escorted from a protest march in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A man suspected of being an undercover police officer with spray paint on his T-shirt is escorted from a protest march in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters make space for an ambulance to travel during a rally in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters make space for an ambulance to travel during a rally in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue wearing a hard hat, gas mask, handcuffs and covered in a red liquid is displayed during a demonstration at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue wearing a hard hat, gas mask, handcuffs and covered in a red liquid is displayed during a demonstration at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Police officers search people in the street near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Police officers search people in the street near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Police officers search people in the street near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Police officers search people in the street near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters make space for ambulances to travel during a rally in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters make space for ambulances to travel during a rally in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters march in the rain in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters march in the rain in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 People use the lights on their smartphones as they stand under an umbrella during a demonstration at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

People use the lights on their smartphones as they stand under an umbrella during a demonstration at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters file into a subway station near Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters file into a subway station near Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Back away slowly' to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

A demonstrator holds a sign reading 'Back away slowly' to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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