Monday Marked Upbeat, Peaceful Protests In Hong Kong

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Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors filled Hong Kong’s streets Monday, demanding free and fair elections in 2017. Demonstrators ignored the government’s calls to peacefully disperse, and faced less police opposition than the day before, the New York Times reported

The protestors are demanding full democracy in Hong Kong. China had promised free elections, but backtracked last month when the legislature decreed candidates for Hong Kong’s leadership must be approved by Beijing

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Civil unrest began with a student sit-in at Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Wednesday. When the police used pepper spray to violently clear the compound , pro-democracy group Occupy Central With Peace And Love announced a blockade of Hong Kong’s financial district

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