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Hong Kong protesters continue freedom of choice demonstrations

Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2014 | 8:51 AM
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong. today. - AP

Protests in Hong Kong are continuing after tens of thousands of people defied calls for them to dismantle their camps and return home.



Demonstrations grew after police tried to disperse crowds using batons and tear gas yesterday.



Riot police later withdrew.



The pro-democracy protesters are angry at China for limiting their choice in Hong Kong's 2017 leadership elections.



The protesters want Beijing to abandon its plans to vet candidates for the post of chief executive in the 2017 polls.



They also want a free choice of candidates.



Until now the territory's chief executive has essentially been selected under a pro-Beijing mechanism.



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