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The Hong Kong Protests in Pictures

  • A pro-democracy protestor stands before a photographer in Hong Kong as thousands of others remain on the streets of the city after a weekend of protests. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
    A pro-democracy protestor stands before a photographer in Hong Kong as thousands of others remain on the streets of the city after a weekend of protests. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
  • Protesters gather in the streets outside the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 30. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for days of protests. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    Protesters gather in the streets outside the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 30. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for days of protests. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police fire tear gas on pro-democracy demonstrators near the Hong Kong government headquarters. Parts of central Hong Kong came to a standstill September 28 in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)
    Police fire tear gas on pro-democracy demonstrators near the Hong Kong government headquarters. Parts of central Hong Kong came to a standstill September 28 in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A pro-democracy demonstrator runs as police fire tear gas on September 28 near government headquarters in the Admiralty District. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    A pro-democracy demonstrator runs as police fire tear gas on September 28 near government headquarters in the Admiralty District. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse pro-democracy protesters. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    Police use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse pro-democracy protesters. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Protesters clash with riot police. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
    Protesters clash with riot police. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
  • A demonstrator, suffering from tear gas exposure, is assisted by fellow protestors. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    A demonstrator, suffering from tear gas exposure, is assisted by fellow protestors. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A pro-democracy protester wraps his face with plastic to protect himself against tear gas. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    A pro-democracy protester wraps his face with plastic to protect himself against tear gas. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man raises his hands toward a police line outside of the government complex. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
    A man raises his hands toward a police line outside of the government complex. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
  • A pro-democracy protester faces a policeman. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    A pro-democracy protester faces a policeman. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in the Central District. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
    A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in the Central District. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
  • A pro-democracy demonstrator gestures after police fired tear gas towards protesters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    A pro-democracy demonstrator gestures after police fired tear gas towards protesters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Protesters sit on a street during a pro-democracy protest. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
    Protesters sit on a street during a pro-democracy protest. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
  • A pro-Beijing demonstrator holds a Chinese flag and shouts to pro-democracy activists in Tamar Park on September 26. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    A pro-Beijing demonstrator holds a Chinese flag and shouts to pro-democracy activists in Tamar Park on September 26. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at Hong Kong government headquarters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a demonstration at Hong Kong government headquarters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • An injured protester is tended to after clashing with riot police. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
    An injured protester is tended to after clashing with riot police. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
  • Former legislator and founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party Martin Lee, wearing goggles and a mask to protect against pepper spray, talks to the media on September 28. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    Former legislator and founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party Martin Lee, wearing goggles and a mask to protect against pepper spray, talks to the media on September 28. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man wearing a facemask and plastic wrap on his sunglasses sleeps at a pro-democracy protest on Nathan Road. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    A man wearing a facemask and plastic wrap on his sunglasses sleeps at a pro-democracy protest on Nathan Road. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police officers stand in front of pro-democracy protesters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
    Police officers stand in front of pro-democracy protesters. (Photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police fire tear gas. (Photo credit by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    Police fire tear gas. (Photo credit by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pro-democracy demonstrators jump a barrier to escape a cloud of tear gas. (Photo by Xaume Olleros /AFP/Getty Images)
    Pro-democracy demonstrators jump a barrier to escape a cloud of tear gas. (Photo by Xaume Olleros /AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police officers stand in a cloud of tear gas. (Photo by Xaume Olleros /AFP/Getty Images)
    Police officers stand in a cloud of tear gas. (Photo by Xaume Olleros /AFP/Getty Images)
  • Pro-democracy protesters run away from tear gas fired by the police. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
    Pro-democracy protesters run away from tear gas fired by the police. (Photo by Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Police walk down a stairwell. (Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)
    Police walk down a stairwell. (Photo by Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A protester sits on top of barricades used to block the road. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
    A protester sits on top of barricades used to block the road. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

As thousands of people remain on the streets of Hong Kong, even after local police tried to disperse their protests with hoses and tear gas, here is a collection of images of how the protests—that are calling for greater democracy in Hong Kong—have played out over the last few days.