For the 16th consecutive weekend, anti-government, pro-democracy protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong. The organizers said Saturday's march, which was approved by an appeal board after an initial police objection, is about livelihood issues. The march began peacefully, but a violent standoff between some protesters and riot police broke out later in the day. Hong Kong Police accused the demonstrators of setting fire to a national flag, destroying property, and carrying weapons. Police reportedly warned protesters to "stop illegal acts" before firing tear gas. A sit-in at the Yuen Long train station was also planned for Saturday night to mark two months since gangs of men attacked commuters and protesters there.
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