Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Written by Bella Dalima

30 Sep, 2014 | 3:19 pm

Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign “immediately”, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill.

Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas.

The protesters want Beijing to give Hong Kong a free vote for its next leader, something Beijing has rejected.

The streets are now relatively quiet but crowds are set to swell later ahead of Chinese National Day on 1 October.

People were sleeping and clearing up on Tuesday before larger gatherings expected during the evening.

Wednesday is a national holiday marking the founding of Communist China.

At the weekend police used tear gas and pepper spray, but riot police have since been withdrawn and protesters remain calm.

Key parts of the city are being blocked by protesters, with some schools and banks closed.


Source: BBC

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