Flights resumed amid heightened security at Hong Kong airport. By nightfall, police and protesters were again facing off on the streets, with riot officers shooting tear gas almost immediately.
Britain warned there would be "consequences" if China breached commitments it made about rights in Hong Kong when the United Kingdom handed over control, threatening to maintain pressure on Beijing over the treatment of pro-democracy protesters.
Police in Hong Kong have cleared a crowd of protesters gathered outside the city's legislature after several hundred broke into the building and spray-painted pro-democracy slogans on the walls.
The annual protests take place on the anniversary of the city's return to China by colonial power Britain in 1997 but saw one of the lowest turnouts in history this year.
Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed in August last year for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement mass pro-democracy protests, after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences.
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