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Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday to mark six months since the start of pro-democracy protests that have rocked the former British colony.

The demonstrations began in June against a now-withdrawn extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China to stand trial but soon grew into a wider movement calling for greater democratic freedoms and condemning perceived oppression from the Beijing and Hong Kong governments.