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Hong Kong protesters defiant

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 01:06

Another day of protests is underway in Hong Kong despite earlier police baton-charges and volleys of tear gas. Paul Chapman reports

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 These were the scenes in the early hours of Monday as Hong Kong braced for another day of pro-democracy protests. Police fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the thousands of demonstrators As day broke many had spent the night sleeping on roads in the central business district. Hong Kong's chief executive's pledging what he called 'resolute action' against the demonstrators. The unrest is the worst since China took back control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997. It follows Beijing's rejection of demands for a free choice of leader. China wants to limit candidates to a handful of Beijing loyalists. In a development certain to unnerve Chinese authorities there's been a sympathy protest in Taiwan. About 100 demonstrators demanded a halt to economic and political talks with China in a show of support for the Hong Kong protesters. They walked away peacefully after calling on Taiwan's president to condemn the situation in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong protesters defiant

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 01:06