Hong Kong crowds swell for pro-democracy protests
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 @ 00:23
THOUSANDS of people remained on the streets of Hong Kong in
pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, a public holiday marking the
anniversary of the founding of Communist China.
Demonstrations began last weekend in protest at the announcement
by the Beijing government that it would vet candidates standing for
Hong Kong's next leader in 2017. Police initially responded to
protesters with tear gas and pepper spray, but later withdrew, and
the demonstration has remained calm.
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