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Timeline: How Hong Kong pro-democracy protests descended into violence



Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong descended into violent chaos over the weekend as authorities and protesters clashed and broke nearly two weeks of peace.

Hundreds of protesters shut down streets and wielded slingshots, poles, iron bars, and bricks in the fight with police that spiraled into chaos after a march that was planned as a peaceful protest over suspected surveillance techniques.

The incident offered an example of the movement’s evolution from a peaceful protest into fiery clashes that Hong Kong police have spent more than 1,800 canisters of tear gas on since June. See how the demonstrations brought the country to a standstill and earned the ire of China.

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