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Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 01:00

Thousands return to the streets of Hong Kong in the first mass pro-democracy protest since activists occupied parts of the city for three months last year. Gavino Garay reports.

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Backed by more than 10,000 protesters, pro-democracy activists return to the streets of Hong Kong. About 2,000 police are closely monitoring the march, seeking to prevent a repeat of last year's Occupy Central campaign. It's the first large-scale demonstration since occupiers staked out the financial hub for some three months last year. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEACHER, SUZANNA CHOI, SAYING: "I think people in Hong Kong are changing and we are telling the government, what you are pushing forward and what you are trying to tell us is not what we are embracing anymore. So we've changed." Yellow umbrellas became the symbol of last year's movement when demonstrators used them to block pepper spray. But the numbers fell far short of the 50,000 anticipated by organizers, determined to distance themselves from Beijing's tightening controls.

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Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 01:00