Tear gas and rubber bullets have been fired during violent clashes outside Hong Kong’s parliament as protesters stormed the building.
Angry demonstrators confronted police as anger grows over plans to allow extradition to mainland China.
Dramatic video shows tear gas being fired at crowds after bricks and bottles were reportedly hurled at riot police.
Protesters – mostly dressed in black – charged police with umbrellas, and ambulances were seen heading toward the protest area.
Masked demonstrators have been in a stand-off with authorities for days, with thousands blocking access to government buildings.