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Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Ignore Mask Ban as Violence Resumes

Protest march from the Causeway Bay shopping district of Hong Kong on Oct. 6.

Protest march from the Causeway Bay shopping district of Hong Kong on Oct. 6.

Photographer: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

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Violence escalated in Hong Kong as protesters set fires and vandalized train stations and banks, pushing back against government efforts to quell demonstrations when it invoked a colonial-era emergency law.

Some rail services were suspended and businesses shuttered early on Sunday as demonstrators lobbed petrol bombs and bricks, spray-painted retail outlets and public property and destroyed banking facilities across the city. Video footage showed a bloodied man laying on a road after he was dragged out of the taxi he was driving and stomped on by a group of protesters after the vehicle hit some of them.