Your Monday briefing – The New York Times


After a relative calm, thousands of pro-democratic activists returned to the streets a week after achieving a great victory in the elections that were considered as broad support for the movement's objectives.

Hundreds took their children to a march against the use of tear gas.

Unlike the recent demonstrations, the three on Sunday received "letters of no objection," essentially official approval. The first two were peaceful, but the third saw several tense clashes.

The essence: Carrie Lam, executive director of the territory, agreed to establish a committee to investigate the crisis, but the measure failed to address the main demand to establish an independent investigation into the use of force by the police.

Summary: Last Sunday’s elections saw candidates for democracy win 87 percent of the seats in the local district council contests, reflecting widespread discontent with the Beijing government’s stance.