Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong's top leader to go home, as the protests over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms expanded across the city early Monday.
Protesters block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2014.
Riot police leave an area in front of the government headquarters as protesters block the main street to the financial Central district in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2014.
Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Sept. 29, 2014.
Student protesters mixed with expatriates cause police to retreat in an entertainment area in Hong Kong, late Sept. 28, 2014.