Pitching tents, Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in for long haul

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By Elzio Barreto and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of student activists camped overnight at major protest sites in Hong Kong as the democracy movement sought to re-gather momentum after the government called off talks on defusing unrest in the global financial hub. Protests escalated late last month, after Beijing's decision on Aug. 31 to impose conditions that effectively would have stopped pro-democracy candidates from contesting an election of the city's chief executive set for 2017. ...