PHOTOS: Violent pro-democracy protests continue to rock Hong Kong

Protesters ready to face riot police with improvised shields. Protesters clashed with the Hong Kong police at the end of the Civil Human Rights Front march. Hong Kong demonstrators gathered for another weekend of protests against the controversial extradition bill and with a growing list of grievances, maintaining pressure on Chief Executive Carrie Lam. (Photo: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Monday harshly criticized a weekend demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong, accusing the demonstrators of violence without mentioning a violent attack against protesters and civilians the same night.

A group of protesters targeted China's Liaison Office on Sunday night after more than 100,000 people marched through the city to demand democracy and an investigation into the use of force by police to disperse crowds at earlier protests.

The office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho is seen destroyed by anti-extradition supporters in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)

The official People's Daily newspaper, in a front-page commentary headlined "Central Authority Cannot Be Challenged," called the protesters' actions "intolerable."

Later Sunday, protesters trying to return home were attacked inside a subway station by assailants who appeared to be targeting pro-democracy demonstrators. At least 45 people were injured, and 15 remained hospitalized Monday afternoon, including one man in critical condition, the Hospital Authority said.

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A pro-government supporter scuffles with an anti-extradition supporter outside the office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
A pro-government supporter passes out after he was beaten up by anti-extradition supporters outside the office of pro-China lawmaker Junius Ho in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, China July 22, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
Anti-extradition demonstrators hold makeshift shields, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
Medical workers help a protester in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a march Sunday to call for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used during earlier pro-democracy demonstrations. Police waved a black warning flag Sunday night before lobbing the canisters into a crowd of protesters. (Photo: Bobby Yip/AP)
Protesters are engulfed by teargas during a confrontation with riot police in Hong Kong Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Photo: Jacky Cheung/HK01 via AP)
A broken umbrella flies by near riot police, during confrontation with protesters in Hong Kong Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Photo: Andy Lo/HK01 via AP)
A man who tried to break a blockage of barricades in Central was attacked by protesters. Paramedics attended the man after he felt unconscious. (Photo: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Riot police faces anti-extradition bill demonstrators amidst tear gas, after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
A protester reacts in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (Photo: Bobby Yip/AP)
An anti-extradition demonstrators have tear gas fired at them as they clash with riot police, after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
Anti-extradition demonstrators throw rocks, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
Riot police clash with anti-extradition demonstrators, after a march to call for democratic reforms in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
Riot police fire tear gas at anti-extradition demonstrators after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
An anti-extradition demonstrators have tear gas fired at them while they clash with riot police, after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. (Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
The National Emblem of the People's Republic of China is seen vandalised on the Chinese Liaison Office after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. (Photo: Edgar Su/Reuters)
Protesters take part in a march on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Thousands of Hong Kong protesters marched from a public park to call for an independent investigation into police tactics. (Photo: Vincent Yu/AP)

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