Image: A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse pro-democracy protests blocking a key road after official warnings against illegal demonstrations.

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Image: Pro Democracy Supporters Attempt To Bring Hong Kong To A Stand Still With Mass Rally

A police officer yells outside of Hong Kong government complex on Sept. 27, 2014. Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators surrounded central government offices and blocked major streets in Hong Kong on Sept. 28 to protest China's decision to restrict open elections in the territory. The protests followed a decision last month by China's top legislative body to restrict the nominations for chief executive in 2017. The candidate who wins the popular vote would have to be formally appointed by the central government before taking office.

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Image: Hong Kong police clashes with Pro-democracy protesters

Students shout slogans during a protest outside the Central Government Offices and Legislative Council complex in Hong Kong, on Sept. 28.

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Image: A riot policeman uses pepper spray during clash with protesters, as tens of thousands of protesters block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong

A riot policeman uses pepper spray during clashes with protesters, as tens of thousands of protesters block the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, on Sept. 28. Central Hong Kong descended into chaos on Sunday as chanting pro-democracy protesters converged on police barricades surrounding their colleagues despite the territory's leader calling for a halt to "illegal" demonstrations.

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Image: A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong

A protester raises his umbrellas near tear gas on Sept. 28.

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People disperse after police fired tear gas upon pro-democracy demonstrators on Sept. 28.

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Image: A student protester is overcome by pepper spray from riot police

A student protester is overcome by pepper spray from riot police as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28.

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A student protester tries to negotiate with riot police after they fired pepper spray in to the crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28.

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Pro-democracy protesters demonstrate in Hong Kong on Sept. 28.

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