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Raw Video of Hong Kong Evening Protests Oct. 1i
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Brian Padden
October 01, 2014 5:00 PM
Large Crowds gathered in the heart of Hong Kong for a pro democracy protest on the evening of the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. The atmosphere was festive and calm. There was virtually no police presence save for the officers guarding the government buildings. Activists say the attacks by police with pepper spray and tear gas on Sunday night has actually brought more people out to support the protesters.
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Video Raw Video of Hong Kong Evening Protests Oct. 1

Large Crowds gathered in the heart of Hong Kong for a pro democracy protest on the evening of the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China. The atmosphere was festive and calm. There was virtually no police presence save for the officers guarding the government buildings. Activists say the attacks by police with pepper spray and tear gas on Sunday night has actually brought more people out to support the protesters.
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Video Hong Kong Protests Draw New Supporters on National Holiday

On the 65th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, Hong Kong protesters are hoping to stage the largest pro-democracy demonstration since the 1989 Tiananmen protests. VOA's Brian Padden visited one of the protest sites mid-day, when the atmosphere was calm and where the supporters were enthusiastic about joining what they are calling the umbrella revolution.
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Video Raw Video of Hong Kong Student Protesters Who Use FireChat App

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Video Raw Video of Hong Kong Protesters Sept. 30

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Video Student Protests In Hong Kong Enter 2nd Week

Student protests in Hong Kong have entered a second week, with demonstrators refusing to leave the central business district despite government calls to disperse. The pro-democracy demonstration is expected to grow in the middle of the week during the two-day national holiday marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Zlatica Hoke reports.
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Video Raw Video: Interview with Hong Kong Student Protesters

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong continued to defy China on Monday despite calls for them to disperse. Thousands of protesters have taken over usually busy streets in key parts of the Asian financial hub and Beijing has warned against foreign interference.
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Video Myanmar Military Releases 109 More Child Soldiers

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