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Hong Kong: 20,000 March to Protest Jailing of Pro-Democracy Student Activists

HeadlineAug 21, 2017

In Hong Kong, more than 20,000 people took to the streets on Sunday to protest the jailing of three student leaders of the pro-democracy Occupy movement, who organized large protests in 2014 calling on China to allow free elections in Hong Kong. This is activist Joseph Cheng.

Joseph Cheng: “It is obvious that dissatisfaction and anger in the society have been growing. And I’m sure that the Hong Kong government will eventually pay its price. People are now casting doubt on the very last pillar of the political system—namely, the independence of the judiciary.”

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