Hundreds march in Hong Kong as leader urges stability

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of people have marched in Hong Kong to mark a year since the start of anti-government protests, as the leader of the semi-autonomous city called for peace and stability. Carrie Lam says Hong Kong cannot bear such chaos and people want a stable environment to live and work. Hundreds of protesters marched in the central district and shouted slogans including “Hong Kong independence, the only way out” and “Fight to the end.” Riot police charged, using pepper spray and detaining some protesters. Hong Kongers have recently returned to the streets to protest an imminent national security law for the city.