Tens of thousands of people attended a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong on Monday, October 14, urging the United States to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. Protesters appealed for the U.S. Congress to press ahead with legislation that would require the secretary of state to annually review Hong Kong's special economic and trade status, providing a check on Beijing's influence over the territory. (AP)
READ MORE: A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated, police said Monday.
The "loud thud" Sunday night close to riot officers who had been clearing away a protester-built road block marked the first known use of an explosive device during protests that started in June over a contested extradition bill and have snowballed into an anti-government, anti-police and anti-China movement. (AP)