Hong Kong’s leadership, however, has offered no concessions, and its apparent decision to instead rely on the police to quell unrest has caused increasing ire among demonstrators.
Earlier on Sunday, a few hundred people who said they were relatives of Hong Kong police officers attended a rally to criticise the government for failing to solve what they see as a political problem, not a law enforcement issue.
“For these three months, the government has been hiding – they put the burden on police,” said Ms Lee, 34, who declined to give her full name and said her brother-in-law was a police officer.
Hundreds of officers have also had their personal details posted online, an act known as “doxxing,” as anger grows against the police.
“The reason why there is ‘doxxing’ is because the government still hasn’t done anything. They should be responsible for what’s happening,” said Ms Lee.
But “because the government doesn’t solve the problem, more people will be affected, including the family of police.” Fallout from the protests have also hit major Hong Kong corporations.
MTR – a publicly-traded firm majority-owned by the government which runs the city’s subway system – obtained on Friday an interim injunction order to prevent people from obstructing normal train operations.