Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend clashing with police amidst clouds of tear gas.
They threw molotov cocktails and vandalized businesses and metro stations.
Sunday (October 6) also saw a new standoff with Chinese soldiers.
Protesters targeted a garrison for the People's Liberation Army with laser lights.
The garrison responded with spotlights and the threat of arrest.
The PLA has remained in its local barracks since protests kicked off four months ago, leaving Hong Kong's police force to deal with the chaos.
Violence escalated over the weekend, demonstrators furious over a new ban on face masks.
On Friday (October 4), leader Carrie Lam - hoping to defuse the protests - invoked emergency powers last used more than 50 years ago.
Instead, it had the opposite effect.
Police made dozens of arrests under the new rules, subduing protesters with pepper spray and batons, tying their wrists with cable.
Also on Sunday (October 6) a journalist from local media was hit by a molotov cocktail, setting his rain coat on fire.
A witness told Reuters that protesters had targeted the man by mistake.
He was sent to the hospital to treat burns.
Things were quiet Monday (October 7) morning as families paused to celebrate a traditional holiday honoring deceased ancestors.
More protests are scheduled for the evening.
However, the city's MTR metro system has said it would shut down hours early in order to "allow time for repair."