Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

September 1, 2014 4:16 PM

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Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

Hong Kong: Police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee set the stage for a political showdown on Sunday when it rejected democrats' demands for the right to freely choose Hong Kong's next leader in 2017, leading scores of protesters to take to the streets.

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