Hong Kong expects large pro-democracy rally as it marks 1997 handover




 
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Hong Kong expects large pro-democracy rally as it marks 1997 handover
 
July 1st, 2015  
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Hong Kong expects large pro-democracy rally as it marks 1997 handover
By Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some seven months after Hong Kong police forcibly cleared pro-democracy street protesters from the streets, tens of thousands of people are expected to rally for free elections on Wednesday as the city marks the 18th anniversary of its return to China. Security was tight at an early morning flag-raising ceremony attended by senior Hong Kong and Chinese officials, with helicopter fly-bys and the playing of China's national anthem. There were no disruptions from pro-democracy protesters although at least one activist was barred entry to the ceremony that was attended by hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters waving China flags.




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