Thou­sands protest re­forms

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

Thou­sands of peo­ple, many hold­ing yel­low um­brel­las, marched in Hong Kong to urge law­mak­ers to vote down Bei­jing-backed elec­tion re­forms that sparked huge street protests last year, although the turnout was lower than or­ga­niz­ers had ex­pected.

With a cru­cial vote on the south­ern Chi­nese fi­nan­cial hub’s po­lit­i­cal fu­ture days away, pro-democ­racy sup­port­ers marched to city gov­ern­ment head­quar­ters to rally sup­port for a veto of the gov­ern­ment’s elec­toral re­form pack­age.

Vin­cent Yu As­so­ci­ated Press

PRO­TEST­ERS carry yel­low um­brel­las dur­ing a rally in Hong Kong.

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