- Title: CHINA-HONGKONG/NIGHT PROTEST MORE Thousands gather for Hong Kong night protest
- Date: 4th October 2014
- Summary: ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PERFORMER LUNG SIU KWAN CRYING AFTER SONG PEOPLE CHEERING HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 4, 2014) (REUTERS) (LIVEU QUALITY) CELEBRITIES STANDING ON STAGE HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 4, 2014) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ALEX CHOW, GENERAL SECRETARY OF HONG KONG FEDERATION OF STUDENTS WEARING T-SHIRT WHICH READS (English): "FREEDOM NOW" (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) GENERAL SECRETARY OF HONG KONG FEDERATION OF STUDENTS, ALEX CHOW, SAYING: "Hong Kong's road to democracy will sometimes be like what has happened just now, always with something hindering us. But the Hong Kong people here have always forged their own path." PEOPLE LISTENING STUDENT LEADER JOSHUA WONG STANDING ON STAGE PEOPLE CHEERING/LISTENING HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 4, 2014) (REUTERS) (LIVEU QUALITY) VARIOUS OF CROWD GATHERED
- Embargoed: 19th October 2014 13:00
- Location: China
- Country: China
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA9UZWL3RIUR7YAUS2J0HEBRJJH
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- Story Text: Thousands of protesters spent Saturday night (October 4) in Hong Kong's central business district, chanting and singing rock songs as their pro-democracy demonstration continued.
Away from the sporadic violence which has flared between opposing sides in the district of Mong Kok, the business district protest appeared peaceful, if noisy.
Student activists, established protest groups and ordinary Hong Kongers have joined forces to present Beijing with one of its biggest political challenges since it violently crushed pro-democracy protests in and around Tiananmen Square in 1989.
"Hong Kong's road to democracy will sometimes be like what has happened just now, always with something hindering us. But the Hong Kong people here have always forged their own path," Alex Chow, General Secretary of Hong Kong Federation of Students, told the crowds.
Tens of thousands of protesters have staged sit-ins across Hong Kong over the past week, demanding the city's pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying step down and China reverse a decision made in August to handpick the candidates for Hong Kong's 2017 leadership election.
After police fired tear gas against mostly student protesters last weekend, the demonstrations have been largely peaceful.
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