Large crowds marched through torrential rain in unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour Sunday afternoon.
A thousand, towering tanks have now replaced many of the cherry trees that once dotted the plant's ground.
Video obtained by Reuters showed protesters - many in masks - reading out the statement…
The increasingly violent demonstrations began in opposition to a bill introduced in April that would have allowed extradition to mainland China.
Divers joined hundreds of rescuers in the search effort after Tuesday's accident injured ten people.
A few thousand demonstrators mustered in a park and then began marching through the city's commercial district.
A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest with a live round on Tuesday during sustained clashes in the city.
Taiwan's government condemns China's "dictatorship" on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.
South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day.
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China.
Typhoon Mitag is categorised by Taiwan's weather bureau as being at the second-strongest typhoon level.
The fire broke out on Sunday at a factory in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang province.
The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong threatens to upstage those celebrations as the semi-autonomous city boils with public anger.
A water cannon truck fired on masked protesters who were throwing projectiles and petrol bombs towards Central Government Offices.
A series of pro- and anti-Beijing protests are planned ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday