Scores of protesters reached Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Sunday evening after millions defied a governmental ban to flood the streets earlier that day.

Protesters occupied the roads leading to the governmental headquarters, chanted slogans and shined lasers on nearby buildings mostly barricaded by water-filled barriers.

Footage also shows protesters chasing a man suspected of documenting protesters by taking their close-up headshots. He is later seen surrounded by angry chanting protesters filming him.

According to the march organisers, close to 1.7 million had shown up at the rally’s assembly point in Victoria Park with many spilling over into adjacent roads and streets.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the total withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials.

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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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