Hong Kong protestors rush to aid of mother and two young children affected by tear gas

A mother and her two young children were treated for effect of tear gas by protesters during a general strike in Wong Tai Sin, near the police station Monday (August 5).

Protesters blocked roads and paralyzed train services at peak times on a day of action across the city.

More than 200 flights were cancelled as the protests entered their ninth week.

Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has pledged to restore law and order, rejecting calls for her resignation.

Initially the demonstrations, which began on 9 June, focused on a controversial extradition law, which would have allowed the transfer of suspects to mainland China.

However, the protests have now become a wider challenge to Beijing's authority.

Lam warned that Hong Kong was "on the verge of a very dangerous situation".