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More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back
More Hong Kong protesters pour into streets as police pull back

After a night of tense confrontations with pro-democracy protesters in which the streets of Hong Kong were filled with tear gas, police abruptly reversed course Monday and adopted a much more relaxed stance that allowed even bigger crowds to pour into several main roadways. Traffic ground to a halt and some schools, banks and other businesses were shuttered. A carnival-like atmosphere prevailed as tens of thousands of demonstrators, most in their teens or 20s, filled the highway stretching more than a mile and a half from the city’s central financial district to the shopping mecca of Causeway Bay. Across Victoria Harbor in the Mong Kok neighborhood, thousands more staged a sit-in...

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