HONG KONG — Hong Kong protests intensified on Sunday as protesters and police resorted to new tactics after a ban on face coverings went into effect and a planned pro-democracy rally was declared unlawful. Protesters wore masks in defiance while waving American and British flags and singing the protest movement's anthem. Police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannons loaded with a caustic blue-dye to clear roads and identify protesters.
Protesters largerly targeted China-owned businesses including banks, restaurants, groceries and smartphone makers. Chaotic scenes were captured thoughout the day and into the night as areas typically teeming with tourists became largely unrecognizable.