Hong Kong Police fire tear gas at demonstrators

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Riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Hong Kong following a large pro-democracy rally in the city.

The clashes came after marchers ignored a designated finish line, continuing on to China’s central government offices.

Mass protests have been held for weeks, initially over an extradition deal with mainland China but now covering other issues on democracy in Hong Kong.

Late on Sunday, riot police equipped with masks and shields were seen swarming towards protesters close to a ferry terminal on the main island.

Images outside of the liaison office, China’s central government building, show signs covered in graffiti.

The latest rally was put on edge after a huge haul of explosives was found along with protest leaflets.

Officers charged demonstrators who threw objects at police lines.