Hong Kong protests enter 11th consecutive weekend

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  • Protesters march: Hundreds of thousands of protesters braved torrential rain, a police ban and menacing Chinese propaganda videos for the 11th consecutive weekend of mass demonstrations.
  • High turnout: Protest organizers said that 1.7 million people joined Sunday's mass demonstration, while police said 128,000 people rallied at Victoria Park. CNN cannot independently confirm either estimate.
  • A tumultuous week: The march came amid calls for peace and unity after ugly scenes at the airport Tuesday, when a small crowd of protesters attacked a man they accused of being an undercover cop.
  • Months of protest: The protests began in June over a now-shelved extradition bill, but have expanded to include calls for greater democracy and government accountability. Our live coverage of Sunday's mass demonstrations in Hong Kong has wrapped up. You can read more here.
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  • Here's a recap of what happened:
  • The protesters: Hundreds of thousands of people returned to the streets of Hong Kong in an attempt to restore peace after violent scenes at the city's airport earlier this week. It was the 11th consecutive week of protests. Organizers said 1.7 million participated in the demonstrations, while police put the number at 128,000 people.
    Their demands: The protests started in June over a controversial extradition law, but have now expanded to call for Hong Kong's leader to step down, an inquiry into alleged police brutality, for those who have been arrested to be released and greater democratic freedoms.
    The city's response: Police were noticeably absent from the protests. Hong Kong's government called for social order to be restored. And as unrest intensifies, Beijing has also been increasingly critical.
    What's next: It's unclear what will happen next. The government said in a statement that it would begin "sincere dialogue" with protesters once everything calmed down.

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