Worthy Christian News » World News » Thousands March Through Hong Kong Demanding Democracy

christian news

Worthy Christian News » World News » Thousands March Through Hong Kong Demanding Democracy

Hong_Kong_WTO_protesters_2005_china-

HONG KONG (Worthy News)– Thousands of people crowded the streets of Hong Kong organized by "Occupy Central with Love and Peace" to press the mainland China for full democratic elections. Estimates greatly vary from 100,000 to 800,000 assembled advocating free and open elections.

The outpouring of people streaming the streets of Hong Kong encapsulates the growing anger and resentment of mainland China's refusal to cede political control.

The rally took place on a public holiday, which has become a day of protest, celebrating Hong Kong return to mainland China from British colonial rule 17 years ago.

Occupy Central has threatened massive sit-ins in Hong Kong's financial district if the government's proposal for upcoming city elections falls short of full democracy.

The march came days after an informal referendum took place where 800,000 residents participated making the selection of the city's top official more democratic, however Beijing dismissed the vote as illegal.

Police arrested 511 people for illegal gathering and obstructing traffic.

An independent estimated by the University of Hong Kong estimated between 154,000 to 172,000, the highest turnout since 2004.

Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy News. All rights reserved.

Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

No Comment

Leave a Reply

What is Worthy News?

Worthy News is an independent Christian news agency which reports news not covered by other outlets, on key developments in a rapidly changing world. Worthy News reaches both Christians and non-Christians around the globe and strives to be balanced and make a difference in these strategic times.

Worthy News. Reliable-Trustworthy-Cutting Edge

Recommended Links

  • Watchmen in the Wilderness

    • Reader Question: Where do you get that Sept. 23, 2015 is Jubilee (of Jerusalem)?
      First of all, it is important to know that God is not working on our Gregorian calendar but He is rather fulfilling His Word according to the calendar that He established, which is a 360 […]
    • Are you looking back? Remember Lot's Wife!
      As this shocking Supreme Court decision on Gay marriage settles into the nation, I'm reminded of the passage in Luke where Yeshua (Jesus) told us one of the final signs of His return. He said it […]
    • Supreme Court: Not One but THREE Strikes!
      Most are aware of the recent decision by the Supreme Court on the issue of same-sex marriage, but many may not realize that this was only one of the history-making decisions reached this session. This past month, […]
    • The Water Breaking Moment?
      In Matthew 24, Yeshua (Jesus) makes an interesting correlation between the end of the age and a woman giving birth. [Matthew 24:8]. As the birth of a baby draws near, the birth pangs intensify, and […]
    • Prophetic Calendar for 2015
      As requested by many and after much prayer and research, I have compiled a list of significant events over which we must be praying in the coming months. The post Prophetic Calendar for 2015 appeared […]
  • Editor’s Picks


  • 1999-2015 Worthy Christian News » Thousands March Through Hong Kong Demanding Democracy