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Posted on 07/01/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT by PoloSec
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken part in what organisers say could be Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy rally in more than a decade.
The annual rally, marking the day Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997, was to demand full electoral freedom.
It came after an unofficial referendum on how to choose Hong Kong's next chief executive drew close to 800,000 votes.
China says it will introduce universal suffrage for the 2017 election - but wants the final say over who can run.
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Organisers were hoping more than half a million people would attend, as Juliana Liu reports
Organisers expected more than half a million people to join Monday's rally from Victoria Park to the city's Central district. Roads around the park were closed off and footage showed key roads jammed with marchers.
Several campaign groups indicated that they would stage peaceful overnight vigils after the march.
Reports said protesters were still in the park as the first marchers arrived in Central four hours later, giving an idea of the scale of the rally.
By early evening police estimated that some 92,000 people had set off from Victoria Park, reported the South China Morning Post (subscription). Organisers counted more than three times that number. Reports said other marchers joined the rally en route to Central.
Security was tight, with around 4,000 police officers on patrol.
A rally in 2003 drew half a million people, who demonstrated against proposed anti-subversion laws which were later scrapped.
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Guess these folks didn’t get the memo on “Communism and You”.
They want a democracy they will get one...
China will just move in enough people to vote for communism....
That is why Democracy is never a stable form of government it is a failure mode of government....
Why am I getting a “Tiananmen Square” vibe?
Hey you guys in Hong Kong. Sorry to tell you this but Jimmuh Cahtuh sold you out to the Chi-Coms in 1997.
They must have experienced the principles laid out in the Communist Manifesto firsthand and didn’t like them
Unlike June 1989, they won’t be able to write it out of history.
This is Red Chinese Democracy -- everyone gets to vote. Its just that there is only one candidate to vote for.
Chinese elites can afford to have their election manipulation out in the open as their iron-fisted rule is accepted enough by their sheeple for it to work.
In the West, our elites need to do their election manipulation behind-the-scenes, since our sheeple get all up in arms if they don’t have what appears to them to be an actual choice.
Thus our sheeple demand to be tricked into electing the elites’ minions, whereas Chinese sheeple have been forced into knowingly the elites’ minions.
Tough luck. You’ve been sold out to commies.
UGH!..... Democrcy is Mob Rule by mobsters...