Thousands join pro-democracy march on Hong Kong handover anniversary

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 02, 2015
By: AFP, HONG KONG

Tens of thousands of protesters yesterday joined a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China, in what organizers described as an opportunity to work out the movement’s next step.

Crowds gathered in Victoria Park in the afternoon, many carrying yellow umbrellas — a symbol of the democracy movement — before marching to the government’s offices in central Hong Kong.

“The most important thing is to express disapproval to the Hong Kong and Chinese communist government for suppressing the freedoms of Chinese people and real elections for Hong Kong people,” protester Wong Man-ying, 61, said.

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