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South China Morning Post Limited
Pro-democracy marchers fill streets in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy marchers fill streets in Hong Kong

Braving heat and rain showers, and hoisting signs with slogans such as “Universal suffrage!” marchers filled the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to press for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Demonstrators packed Victoria Park in the early afternoon, then marched along a predetermined route toward the city’s financial district. As night fell, some crowds were still in the streets, and a group primarily composed of students was beginning a sit-in on Chater Road. Others were headed to protest in front of the office of the city’s unpopular chief executive. The march was orderly, though tensions between police and demonstrators rose and...