In Pictures: Hong Kong Protesters Take to the Streets

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June 11, 2019, 10:55 PM EDT

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for the second time in less than a week, blocking roads around the legislature as lawmakers were due to begin days of debate on a
controversial extradition law
.

Police used water cannons and pepper spray as protesters barricaded the streets around government buildings in echoes of 2014, when pro-democracy demonstrations brought the city center to a halt.

After hours of disruption, the government declared the meeting had been postponed until further notice.

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Demonstrators protest outside the legislative council in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal

Hong Kong's Legislature Meets For Second Reading of the Extradition Bill

Crowds take to the streets in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

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Law maker Wu Chi-wai talks with security forces outside the Legislative Council.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal

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Protesters stage a sit-in.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal

Hong Kong's Legislature Meets For Second Reading of the Extradition Bill

Traffic comes to a standstill in Central.

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

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Law maker Claudia Mo gives a speech to the crowd of demonstrators outside the legislative council in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, June 12, 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal

Hong Kong's Legislature Meets For Second Reading of the Extradition Bill

Sit in.

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Protesters occupy main roads around the government headquarters in Hong Kong.

Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

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Police officers use a water canon on a lone protestor near the government headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Photographer: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Protesters occupy the main roads and stay around the government headquarters and Legislative Council.

Photographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Hong Kong's Legislature Meets For Second Reading of the Extradition Bill

Blocking off a road

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Hong Kong's Legislature Meets For Second Reading of the Extradition Bill

Blocking off the streets

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Protesters wearing masks use cable ties to join metal barriers together, creating a barricade to block traffic and separate protesters from police.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Crowds gather in front of legislative council in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, June 12, 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Demonstrators gather in front of legislative council in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, June 12, 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

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Riot shields at the ready as police watch the demonstration.

Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg  

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

People rest early morning in Tamar Park next to the legislative council in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, June 12, 2019.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

Mass Protests Lead To Postponement Of Hong Kong Legislature's Extradition Law Meeting

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg

relates to In Pictures: Hong Kong Protesters Take to the Streets

Hundreds of protesters arrived at the protest site late the previous night, sleeping on the concrete ahead of the day’s demonstration.

Photographer: Eduardo Leal/Bloomberg  

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