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  • Protesters carry an effigy of a wolf representing Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying march during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2014.
  • Thousands of protesters were in the streets, some of whom were holding an effigy of a wolf representing Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2014.
  • Thousands of pro-democracy protesters march in the streets to demand universal suffrage and urge Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down, Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2014.

Thousands March in Hong Kong in Escalating Battle for Democracy

Published January 01, 2014

Thousands protested in Hong Kong on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, pressing China to allow full democracy in the city as a battle intensifies over Beijing's attempts to control the outcome of a planned direct election for the city's leader in 2017.


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