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Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign
Hong Kong leader urges protesters to go home, says he won't resign

Despite mounting calls from pro-democracy protesters, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Tuesday that he would not step down and appealed to organizers of the Occupy Central movement to send their followers home. Leung stopped short of issuing a deadline for protesters to leave the streets and said he would not deploy the mainland Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, to quash the large demonstrations that have convulsed the city for three days. Thousands of protesters poured into main roadways on Tuesday night, stretching from the city’s Central financial district eastward, past the government headquarters and toward the shopping mecca of...

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