Hong Kong: hundreds of thousands join protest in pouring rain

Huge crowds fill downtown park and surrounding streets, forcing police to block roadsHong Kong’s dilemma: fight or resist peacefullyHundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people flocked to a downtown park for a fresh rally after two months of increasingly...

Hong Kong: hundreds of thousands join protest in pouring rain

Huge crowds fill downtown park and surrounding streets, forcing police to block roads

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people flocked to a downtown park for a fresh rally after two months of increasingly violent clashes that have prompted severe warnings from Beijing and failed to win concessions from the city’s government.

Police turned down a plan for Sunday’s march – from Victoria Park to the central business district – submitted by the Civil Human Rights Front group, which has organised past demonstrations that drew millions. Police did, however, give permission for a rally at the park instead.

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