Hong Kong protesters turn out in force for 11th weekend(11 images)
Heavy rains on Sunday in Hong Kong did not seem to deter protesters, who turned out to demonstrate against government leaders and a police force they accuse of brutality. The rally marked the 11th weekend in a row that protesters took to the streets in Hong Kong.
A massive sea of umbrellas is seen from above as protesters leave an anti-government rally in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Sunday. Organizers estimated 1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI
Sunday's organizers, an activist coalition called the Civil Human Rights Front, said the movement has evolved in response to abusive tactics by the Hong Kong police and the heavy influence of Beijing on their city's politics. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI
The protest movement has put forward demands including the withdrawal of the extradition bill, an investigation into police actions during the demonstrations and direct elections to choose the city's representatives. Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI