Hong Kong: Protesters take to streets again, marching for democracy

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_CHI141010aa001.jpegHONG KONG — More than 10,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to press for open elections in 2017, staging the first mass rally since police cleared pro-democracy demonstrators from the streets in December.

Protesters rallied in the financial district known as Central, and the prop that came to define the fall 2014 protests -- the canary yellow umbrella -- was ubiquitous, despite there being nary a threat of rain. But Sunday's mood was perceptibly muted.


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