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Hong Kong Court Finds “Umbrella Movement” Leaders Guilty

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A court in Hong Kong found nine leaders of pro-democracy protests guilty on Tuesday due to protest activity in 2014 (AP).  All individuals with sentences are members of the “Umbrella Movement,” a group of demonstrators demanding the right to democratically elect a leader in Hong Kong (Bloomberg).  The movement received its nickname from student demonstrators […]

Hong Kong Democracy Poll Sparks Tension

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Over 738,000 Hong Kong natives cast ballots in an unofficial referendum on democracy, far exceeding organizers’ anticipated draw of 100,000 (Wall Street Journal). Sponsored by pro-democracy organization Occupy Central with Love and Peace, the poll asked voters to choose between three procedures for electing the chief executive, Hong Kong’s top position. All three procedures are […]