Chinese state media characterises the demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "riot" and accusing protesters of "violent acts." State-run daily says that protesters are using the extradition bill "to tarnish the image of the government."
The Hong Kong government was forced to delay the start of a legislative session on the contentious extradition bill as protesters massed outside the chamber and government headquarters.
Hong Kongers will head to legislative council polls next week to fill four seats that were left vacant after its members were disqualified over the 2016 oath-taking saga.
Three leaders of the Umbrella Movement have been sentenced to several months in prison. The pro-democracy figures are barred from running for seats in the legislature for the next five years.
According to preliminary results, pro-independence youth movement activists made gains in Hong Kong's legislative elections, which saw a record turnout.
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