As it happened: tear gas, arrests and fights as chaos reigns across Hong Kong
- 82 arrested on Monday during clashes in Tin Shui Wai as citywide strike brings chaos and gridlock to Hong Kong
- Protesters blockade Harcourt Road, Nathan Road and Lung Cheung Road while police fire tear gas in multiple locations
Across the city, protesters blocked roads and the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, started fires at police stations and threw a Chinese flag into Victoria Harbour.
They had planned to stage peaceful sit-ins in different districts - including Admiralty, Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin - and protest at government offices to call on civil servants to join their strike, but as with the pattern in recent weeks, tensions between radicals and police escalated, turning pedestrian and residential zones into battlefields.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor earlier made her first public appearance in two weeks dismissing protesters' demands and accusing the ongoing actions of challenging the principle of “one country, two systems”.
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