Protesters in Hong Kong hurl stones at living quarters of police as tensions mount

Protesters throwing stones at windows of police living quarters next to Wong Tai Sin Police Station during a general strike Monday (August 5).

Protesters blocked roads and paralyzed train services at peak times on a day of action across the city during what is being described as a general strike.

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."