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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters defy ban to march with massive street rally

Organizers say 1.7m people attended as unrest enters 11th week

HONG KONG -- As anti-government protests entered an 11th week, tens of thousands of people defied a police ban to march through the downtown of Hong Kong island after attending an authorized demonstration in a city center park.

Braving a downpour and sporting umbrellas, the protesters -- many dressed in black -- assembled midafternoon in Victoria Park for the approved rally. The following unsanctioned march, however, shows the remaining tensions between demonstrators and the territory's government.

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