Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters have marched to the US consulate waving American flags to show 'gratitude' for their support for the demonstrations that have roiled the China-ruled financial hub for nearly six months.
Many wore Donald Trump masks after the President signed into law protecting human rights in Hong Kong last week.
Some held banners reading 'President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong' and 'Let's make Hong Kong great again' - a riff on his 2016 campaign pledge to make America great again. One showed him standing atop a tank with 'Trump' emblazoned on the front and side.
A pro-democracy protester dressed as US President Donald J. Trump takes part in a 'March of gratitude to the US' in Hong Kong
Protesters demonstrated to thank US President Donald J. Trump for signing into law 'The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Hong Kong'
Some held banners reading 'President Trump, please liberate Hong Kong' and 'Let's make Hong Kong great again'
Riot police officers stand guard in front of pro-democracy protesters in the latest round of protests which have now been going on for six months
The marches came one week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in district-level elections.
Elsewhere today, tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a day after police clashed briefly with demonstrators, firing tear gas for the first time since the November 24 district council elections.
Hong Kongers have rallied in huge numbers over the last six months, fuelled by years of growing fears that authoritarian China is stamping out the city's liberties.
Those turning out on Sunday said they were determined to keep up the pressure on local authorities who have offered no concessions despite the electoral result.
'The government are still not listening to us so the protests will go on, they will not stop,' said a 20-year-old student who gave only his surname, Chen.
A masked protester attends a 'March of Gratitude to the US' event in Hong Kong, thanking President Trump who is displayed in a flag standing on a tank
The marches today came one week after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in district-level elections
Pro-democracy protesters dressed in black and wearing masks hold US flags in front of a 'Winnie the Pooh' cake
'It is hard to predict what will happen. But the people are still very angry and want change,' he told AFP in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood, where protesters marched along the bay front.
'Never forget why you started,' read a banner carried by protesters taking part in the march. A little girl with her hair in pigtails led chants reiterating the movement's demands for direct elections of the city legislature and