Fresh Clashes Between Hong Kong Democracy Protestors And Police

On Tuesday, Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in the densely populated district of Mong Kok. These @Hong Kong protests marked tensions escalating at one of three remaining demonstration sites for the first time in more than two weeks.

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Hundreds of protesters were swept by dozens of police armed with batons and shields. Led by a restive generation of students, the protestors are asking China’s Communist Party rulers to fulfill its constitutional promises to grant full democracy to the city which returned to Chinese rule in 1997. In August, the people of Hong Kong were offered a chance by Beijing to vote for their own leader in 2017 but China said only two to three candidates could run after getting backing from a 1,200-person “nominating committee” stacked with Beijing loyalists.

Pro-democracy activists are planning to march this Sunday from the heart of the city’s financial center to the Chinese central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong. Protestors have barricaded important roads leading into Hong Kong’s most economically and politically important districts with wood and steel. The 2014 Hong Kong protests are primarily concentrated in two key areas – the district of Admiralty next to government buildings and across the harbor in Mong Kok.

“The central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government to push ahead the city’s democratic development,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. “We hope different parties in Hong Kong could discuss the matter reasonably, build consensus and implement the election based on the laws.” “The central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government to push ahead the city’s democratic development,” said spokesman Hong Lei. “We hope different parties in Hong Kong could discuss the matter reasonably, build consensus and implement the election based on the laws.”

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