Thousands 'Occupy Central' to Demand Democracy

September 28, 2014 8:02 AM

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Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators thronged government headquarters in central Hong Kong Saturday, kicking off a civil disobedience movement that seeks to achieve a popular vote for the city’s top job by paralyzing the heart of this freewheeling financial hub.

Occupy Central with Peace and Love, as the moment is officially know, was originally stated to begin Wednesday, but an aligned student demonstration Friday gathered such momentum that its leaders brought the timing forward.

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