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Hong Kong - More Than Half Million Protest To Demand Democracy In HK

Published on: July 1, 2014 11:37 AM
By: Reuters
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A elevated view overlooking the thousands taking part in a demonstration in Hong Kong on what is now an annual anti-Hong Kong government protest rally, Hong Kong, China, 01 July 2014.  EPA/ALEX HOFFORDHong Kong - More than 510,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand greater democracy, organizers said, in what would be the largest demonstration since the city was returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Police put the turnout at 98,600, according to local media.

Johnson Yeung, from the Civil Human Rights Front, one of the organizers of the rally, said activists would take to the streets again if China did not respond to Hong Kong people’s demands for a fair and direct election in 2017

Protesters carry a banner with a portrait of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, as they join tens of thousands during a march to demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong July 1, 2014, the day marking the 17th anniversary of the territory's handover to China. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a mass march in Hong Kong on Tuesday, with one burning a photograph of the city's leader and another calling for him to be sacked, in what could be the biggest challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters stage a march to demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong July 1, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a mass march in Hong Kong on Tuesday, with one burning a photograph of the city's leader and another calling for him to be sacked, in what could be the biggest challenge to Chinese Communist Party rule in more than a decade.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip



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 Jul 01, 2014 at 12:27 PM Anonymous Says:

how does someone estimate 98,600?

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