These protests are merely one of eight that occurred all over Hong Kong on August 5th. It effectively shut down the whole city, with 7 MTR lines disrupted. More than 150 flights were cancelled and a runway had to be shut down due to staff shortages during the citywide strike. Civil servants from more than 30 government departments as well as many in finance, law, education, and construction all pledged to go on strike across 8 districts all across Hong Kong.
Since the 5th, however, things have gotten more volatile with police coming under fire for blinding a female protester in one eye with a rubber bullet, firing tear gas inside a train station, as well as pushing leaving protesters down escalators, to name a few.
The protesters' five demands have fallen on deaf ears as the government continues to rely heavily on the police to keep order in the city. For now, at least, there is no end in sight for the protests.