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Hong Kong crowds swell for pro-democracy protests

by a staff reporter

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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