Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters return to the streets
Several thousand have marched in Hong Kong in the first large pro-democracy demonstration since protesters staged sit-ins in the city center last year. This time, organizers say no sites will be occupied.
Several thousand people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to call for “true universal suffrage” at leadership elections in 2017, with organizers saying there would be no repeat of last year’s protest actions, in which key roads were shut down in the city center for two-and-a-half months.
Some 2,000 police were deployed to prevent a repeat of the sit-ins last year.
Many of the protesters on Sunday carried yellow umbrellas, which became a symbol of last year’s campaign after being used by demonstrators to protect themselves from pepper spray used by police to disperse the crowds.
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