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Hong Kongers Call for Universal Suffrage and Judicial Independence, June-July 2014 (videos & photos)

 

Lawyers' March for Judicial Independence, June 27, 2014

A statement in the white paper requiring judges to be patriotic also prompted a strong reaction from Hong Kong’s legal community. On June 27, 2014, more than 1,000 Hong Kong lawyers—as many as 1,800 by some estimates—marched to protest what they saw as Beijing’s interference in Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

 

“Sing for Democracy” Rally, June 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014, concerned citizens of Hong Kong took to the streets to sing for democracy as a ten-day unofficial referendum on election proposals began.

 

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