Hong Kong marchers demand China uphold democracy pledge

9:34 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Hong Kong marchers demand China uphold democracy pledge

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Tens of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong to demand China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017.
Huge crowds are expected to join an annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong, as it marks the 16th anniversary of the handover to China. Participants are demanding democratic reform and protesting against the leadership of the current chief executive, CY Leung. Hong Kong's top official is currently chosen by a group of 1,200 electors.