Hundreds arrested at sit-in following huge pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

July 2, 2014 7:49 PM

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Hundreds arrested at sit-in following huge pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Hundreds of demonstrators, including prominent lawmakers, were arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Hong Kong early Wednesday, following a huge rally calling for democracy in the Chinese territory.

Large crowds had turned out for a 5 km march through the city's central business district Tuesday, in a massive show of defiance against Beijing's vision for the city's political future.

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