Hong Kong Braces for Mass Protests
CNN – July 1, 2014, the 17th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, is set to be a hot, possibly stormy day.
But the suffocating weather won’t stop pro-democracy Hong Kongers — possibly hundreds of thousands of them — from filling the streets, beginning at 3 p.m today. Activists are openly challenging China’s vision for the city’s political future, and they believe the public is on their side.
In a recent unofficial referendum organized by pro-democracy activist group Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP), 787,767 Hong Kongers voted in support of free elections for the city’s next leader.
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