Police hadturned down a request by the Civil Human Rights Front to hold the march but thedemonstrators were undeterred, as they have been all summer. (AP) Protesters hold placards and wave British flags during a peaceful demonstration outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. AP A mixed crowdof hardcore protesters in black and wearing masks, along with families withchildren, spilled into the roads of the Causeway Bay shopping belt. Some wavedU.S. and British flags, while others carried posters reiterating their calls fordemocratic reforms. HONG KONG – Thousands of demonstrators chanted slogansand marched through a downtown Hong Kong shopping district on Sunday indefiance of a police ban, as shops shuttered amid fears of renewed violence inthe semi-autonomous Chinese territory that has been unsettled by months of protests.