The protests for the democracy of the day were largely peaceful. Thousands of protesters marched from Kwai Chung to the Tseun Wan district in the city's New Territories. They appeared under a sea of umbrellas, despite a prolonged thunderstorm in plastic ponchos and raincoats. According to organizers of the Telegram news platform, the march was intended to reaffirm the protesters' core demands and reaffirm the police's alleged brutality.
Later that evening, a smaller group of demonstrators broke away from the main march and embarked on an extended march that had not been approved. They built temporary barricades on the street with traffic cones and railings and threw bricks and gasoline bombs.
The police deployed tear gas into the group, but did not disperse it and later deployed a water cannon against a makeshift barricade. This is the first time that water guns have been used in a protest over the past three months, a Hong Kong police spokesman tells CNN.
Already on Saturday, violence had erupted after thousands marched in the eastern Kwun Tong district of the city for the movement's five demands, and against the installation of "smart" environmental monitoring lamp posts by the government, which raised privacy concerns.
This twelfth weekend of consecutive protests was the end of a brief silence that had settled over the city. After tear gas was fired almost every weekend in July, a peaceful march took place last weekend ̵
1; for the first time in weeks without tear gas. The calm continued throughout the week, and on Friday, the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way's human chain, the demonstrators peacefully created a human chain in the city.
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High-ranking police officers on condition of anonymity Speakers said this week that officials had been deliberately and online exposed, despite the temporary peace of the streets. The police reported that the personal data, contact information, home addresses and more of the officers had been shared online, and accused the demonstrators of threatening the officials' families.
They called the doxing tactic a "kind of psychological war" and said they had arrested 16 people on suspicion of sharing personal information without their consent and injury and unauthorized access to a computer.
Many in the city agree with the police and government in Hong Kong, and some police supporters held their own rally on Sunday for a communication platform between the police and the public, "to make up for the broken relationship" and to ask the police "not to act with malice or malice against anyone," according to a Facebook post by the organizers.
This escalating violence had peaked in July with numerous clashes between protesters and police and numerous injuries. The uninterrupted protests have paid tribute to everyone involved – on Saturday Lam had posted a long statement on Facebook calling for peace and dialogue.
"After more than two months everybody is tired, can we sit down and talk about it?" She acknowledged that there were deeper societal problems that went beyond direct violence and needed to be addressed.
Hong Kong has been protesting for nearly three months now. It all began in June, triggered by a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China. Although the law has since been suspended, the demands of the protesters have evolved and expanded. Her demands include Lam's resignation, the complete withdrawal of the law, and universal suffrage.
Lam has condemned violence and pledged stronger communication with the public, but many believe that this is not enough, and several demonstrators explain to CNN that they will continue to demonstrate to Lam in response to their demands.