- Anti-government protesters march from Kwai Chung Sports Ground to Tsuen Wan Park, while police family members take part in unexpected rally in Central
- Heavy rain means tear gas may not be effective as crowd control method
A day after tear gas and violence returned to Hong Kong's streets following a week's respite, two more protests are being held on Sunday afternoon. And all eyes are on whether the 12th straight weekend of anti-government protests again turns ugly.
In Central, police family members held a rally at Edinburgh Place to call on officers to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters. They also want an independent inquiry to investigate police violence.
This rally was unexpected as police associations have made it clear they oppose any inquiry. The family members then marched to the office of Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to submit a petition letter, which no one took delivery of, and are now marching to police headquarters to submit another letter to the force.
In the New Territories, anti-government protesters are marching from the Kwai Chung Sports Ground to Tsuen Wan Park.
Earlier, MTR Corporation closed Kwai Fong, Tsuen Wan and Tsuen Wan West stations from 1.30pm until further notice because of the protests. That also means trains will not stop at the three stations. Follow our live blog for updates.
Reporting by Kimmy Chung, Laurie Chen, Simone McCarthy, Jeffie Lam, Phila Siu, Emily Tsang, Elizabeth Cheung and Christy Leung.
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