On Scene: China's 'No' to Hong Kong

On Sunday, a crowd gathered at the vast Hong Kong government complex in Tamar in the central district following Beijing’s brusque refusal to grant the territory universal suffrage. Intermittent rain ensured that only a small group of people of no more than 2,000 to 3,000 sat on the soggy lawns. Many thousands more filed by, standing on the paved walkways to experience a slice of the action before returning to the shelter of the malls that crisscross Admiralty.

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