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Crowds march for democracy in HK

STANDING THEIR GROUND:Despite the poor weather yesterday, about 50,000 people marched to express their discontent with Beijing’s meddling in the territory’s affairs

AFP, HONG KONG

Beijing said the ability of Hong Kongers to protest in force proved that the freedoms guaranteed under the handover agreement were alive and well.

“This year, with so many people going on the streets to protest, shows that under the ‘one country two systems,’ Hong Kong has a lot of freedom and rights,” Zhang Xiaoming (張曉明), who heads Beijing’s Liaison Office in the territory, told reporters.

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