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Hong Kong protests enter fourth night

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.

The demonstrators are demanding is democracy, promised under the "one country, two systems" formula, brought in after Hong Kong's 1997 handover. China has promised leadership elections in 2017 - but insists, on vetting each candidate first.

Riot police withdrew on Monday after overnight clashes in which they used batons and fired volleys of tear gas to try to disperse the crowds.

China has warned other countries not to support the "illegal rallies".

Martin Patience reports.

  • 29 Sep 2014
  • From the section China
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