Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protest

The Associated Press
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HONG KONG (AP) — Another weekend of protests is underway in Hong Kong, with teachers rallying to support students and other protesters.

An overflow crowd filled a public square in the financial district on Saturday, holding signs that read “Protect the next generation.”

Teachers say they want the government to answer the protesters’ demands and stop using what they called police violence to disperse demonstrators.

Hong Kong’s protests are in their 10th week and show no sign of relenting. A series of rallies and at least one march are planned for this weekend.

The movement’s demands include the resignation of the city leader, democratic elections and an independent investigation into police use of force.

Mainland Chinese police are holding drills in nearby Shenzhen, prompting speculation they could be sent in to suppress the protests.

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