Clashes Escalate in Hong Kong Between Protesters, Police

Protesters attend a protest rally in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 31

Police have begun arresting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong after China said it would not allow the city to freely choose its top leader.

Hong Kong officials on Tuesday said they arrested 19 protesters for what they called illegal assembly, while local media reported the arrests of three others at their homes. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) ruled on Sunday that Beijing would still control the nomination process for Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017.