HK marks 2nd anniv of ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Protesters stage a three-minute silence to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, China on Wednesday. — Reuters Photo

Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters holding yellow umbrellas held three minutes’ silence outside the city’s government offices Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of mass protests challenging Beijing.
The anniversary of the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ comes as tensions remain high in the semi-autonomous city, with fears growing that China is tightening its grip.
Huge rallies in 2014 demanding fully free leadership elections and other democratic reforms for Hong Kong brought parts of the city to a standstill for more than two months.

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