A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.
A message left by anti-Occupy protesters is displayed on Nathan Road recaptured by pro-democracy protesters at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, Oct. 20, 2014.
Police officers stand guard on a junction at Mongkok shopping district, where pro-democracy protesters have recaptured a main road, in Hong Kong, Oct. 20, 2014.
A passerby walks past a barricade with rubbish bins set up by pro-democracy protesters on a side street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, Oct. 20, 2014.
A woman eats her lunch in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district, Oct. 20, 2014.