Hong Kong protests close schools, banks and businesses

September 29, 2014 6:41 PM

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Extending their protests into the workweek, Hong Kong democracy activists continued occupying major thoroughfares Monday, forcing the closure of some schools, banks and other businesses in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Due to the demonstrations, government officials said they would cancel a major annual fireworks celebration scheduled for Wednesday -- China’s equivalent of the Fourth of July.

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