As it happened: Hong Kong protests

Key points

  • Protest leaders say they hope tens of thousands will use the National Day holiday to gather on the streets
  • The protesters are a mixture of student groups, pro-democracy activists and the recently formed Occupy Central movement
  • They are angry at planned political reforms which they say will allow China to vet leadership election candidates
  • Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, has refused to resign and has said the protests are disruptive and illegal
  • An official flag-raising ceremony to mark National Day passed off peacefully with some student protesters attending
  • All times in BST

Live text


  • Khanim Javadova 
  • Neil Arun 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Tessa Wong 
  • Alastair Lawson 
  • Julia Macfarlane 
  • Anna Jones 

Last updated 1 October 2014

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