Monday 21 October 2019

In Pictures: Parades and protests on China’s National Day

There were contrasting scenes in Beijing and Hong Kong.

(AP)
(AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

China’s ruling Communist Party has celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a parade showcasing the country’s economic growth and military might.

But in Hong Kong, black-clad pro-democracy activists clashed with police in the biggest protests yet against the influence of Beijing in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Army vehicles roll through Beijing (Ng Han Guan/AP)
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A huge portrait of former Communist Party leader Hu Jintao (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Participants wave flowers as they march next to a float (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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President Xi Jinping is shown in a painting and on screen (Ng Han Guan/AP)
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A flypast by military planes (Andy Wong/AP)
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Ranks of Chinese troops (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Anti-China protesters gather in Hong Kong (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
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Anti-government protests in the Wong Tai Sin area (Felipe Dana/AP)
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Police use blue dyed water to disperse protesters (Vincent Thian/AP)
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Black-clad protesters use umbrellas to shield themselves (Vincent Yu/AP)
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A row of motorcycles go up in flames (Felipe Dana/AP)
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A protester dodges tear gas (Vincent Thian/AP)

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