HK activists kick off 'Occupy Central' protest

September 27, 2014 7:27 PM

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HONG KONG (AP) — Leaders of a Hong Kong pro-democracy movement say they're kicking off a long threatened mass civil disobedience protest to challenge Beijing over its recent decision to rule out genuine democratic reforms for the former British colony.

Organizers of "Occupy Central with Love and Peace" said early Sunday that an "occupation" of the streets outside government headquarters has officially begun.

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