Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong stretch into a fifth day. Julie Noce reports.
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As the sun rises in Hong Kong, thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators continue to hold their ground. Now in it's fifth day, the protests against Beijing's decision not to grant free and open elections in 2017 have galvanized residents of all ages. I don't take this lightly, one woman says. It's hot and rainy but we need to do something. That sentiment continues to draw thousands to the usually bustling business center, now organized into a makeshift grassroots ground zero. First aid tents have sprung up and a feeling of camaraderie fills the air. Even when supplies are low, as this student volunteer explains- (SOUNDBITE) (English) 18 YEAR-OLD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AND PROTESTER VOLUNTEER SERENA TSIU, SAYING: "...we just go to the internet and maybe post a post in Facebook, whatever. In an hour, the food will be sufficient, because everybody is coming." Elsewhere in Hong Kong, officials appointed by Beijing help celebrate China's 65th year as a communist nation. Despite it's one country, two systems rule of governance- Beijing does not appear amenable to the protesters demands of universal suffrage. For now, both sides appear prepared to wait it out.
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