Thousands join largest Hong Kong’s fresh pro-democracy rally

Hong Kong riot

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in the largest anti-government rally in months.

For the first time since August, police allowed a rally by the Civil Human Rights Front, a pro-democracy group.

Organisers said an estimated 800,000 took part while police put the number at 183,000.

Police said 11 people were arrested in raids ahead of the rally and that a handgun was seized.

The protests started in June over a controversial extradition bill, and have now evolved into broader anti-government demonstrations.

Today marks six months since a mass rally on 9 June triggered the political crisis that has gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.