Protesters gather at the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, 20 October 2014
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Hong Kong protests in 60 seconds

Pro-democracy demonstrations have paralysed parts of Hong Kong since the end of September, amid a row about how the city's leader should be elected.

Elections are due in 2017 - but the Chinese government has issued a ruling limiting who can stand as a candidate, which has angered activists who want full democracy.

China has warned other countries not to support what it calls "illegal rallies".

BBC News explains the row - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Helier Cheung and Paul Harris

  • 20 Oct 2014
  • From the section China
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