Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.

Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and has expanded to include demands for greater democracy and other grievances. Activists complied with the government's declaration of autonomy and Western-style civil liberties.

Police in green fatigues with riot helmets and shields fired tear gas to clear streets at Tsuen Wan in the northwest after chasing protesters in the district's citywalk shopping mall. Officers walk through a four-lane thoroughfare.

Protesters start a small fire with debris in the street. The newspaper Apple Daily was reportedly taken away from vandalizing shops in Tsuen Wan.

In Sha Tin in the northeast, authorities closed a subway station after a protest. Reporters saw arrest three men at a residential complex elsewhere in Sha Tin but the reason was not clear.

Tuen Mun in the northwest, about three dozen people dressed in black, the symbolic color of the protests, stormed through a shopping mall.

Most were peaceful and one used to smash windows and others overturned tables in a restaurant. Spectators on the street outside shouted "Cockroaches!" At police.

Kowloon Tong Walker shopping in the mall, reporters watching a man walk on a public walkway beside a small pool of blood with him standing over him. His condition and the reason for possible injuries were unclear.

There were brief shots between police and shoppers, some of them thrusting in the air in a gesture of defiance. Police released pepper spray inside the mall.

Kowloon Tong escaped from police due to clamor caused by protesters.

Activists are demanding the resignation of semi-autonomous Chinese territory's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

The protests have added downward pressure on Hong Kong's economy. It was already struggling with declining global economic growth and the U.S. Chinese tariff.

The territory of 7.5 million people tumbled into its first recession as the global financial crisis shrank 3.2% in the quarter ending in September.

On Saturday, police announced the arrest of six lawmakers on charges of obstructing the local assembly during a raucous May 11 meeting over the extradition bill. All were freed on bail.

Meanwhile, protesters mourned the death Friday of a university student, Chow Tsz-Lok, who fell from a parking garage when fired tear gas at protesters.

The circumstances of the death are unclear, but many accuse police of using heavy-handed tactics, including widespread use of tear gas and pepper spray. Police denied pushing the 22-year-old student during last Monday's incident or delaying emergency treatment.

The district is preparing for Nov. 24 district council elections that are as a measure of public sentiment towards the government.

Pro-democracy lawmakers accuse the government of trying to provoke violence to justify canceling or postponing the elections.

Violence erupted late Friday when protesters took to the streets following memorial events for the student in multiple locations.

More than 3,300 people have been arrested since the start of the protest movement.

The Associated Press


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