Fire outside High Court building disrupts peaceful protest in Hong Kong

More than 100 people wore giant animal masks on Sunday

While protests in recent months have been marked by violence and mass arrests, deployment of tear gas and threats to use live ammunition by police, Sunday's event featured an exhibition of posters and exchanging of Christmas cards.

On Saturday, two leaders of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong were denied entry to the neighboring Chinese city of Macau, without explanation.

China blames the six months of unrest on interference by foreign governments, including the USA and Britain.

For that reason, police took the rare step of allowing the CHRF to organize Sunday's march; making it the first time the group has been granted permission since mid-August, but with conditions.

Echoes of "five demands, not one less" echoed through the streets, referring to protesters' calls for universal suffrage in choosing the city's leader, among other demands.

The city is bracing itself for another huge march on Sunday afternoon as protesters try to keep pressure on the city's pro-Beijing leadership as they push for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability.

Monday marks the six-month anniversary of the protests during which some 6,000 people have been arrested and hundreds injured, including police.

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Demonstrations erupted in June against a now-withdrawn extradition bill and have snowballed into a broad, sustained anti-government movement.

There was no comment on Sunday from the Hong Kong SAR government, though the day before it pledged to "humbly" listen and accept criticism.

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been battered by increasingly violent demonstrations in the starkest challenge the city has presented to Beijing since its 1997 handover from Britain.

Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said on Monday.

U.S. President Donald Trump last month signed into law the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, linking the former British colony's special treatment under U.S. law to its autonomy from Beijing.

Hong Kong has enjoyed relative calm since local elections on November 24 delivered an overwhelming victory to pro-democracy candidates.

Hours before the march was due to start, police displayed weapons, including a pistol and knives, they said had been found during overnight raids where eleven people were arrested.

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