People in China are protesting the decision for them to be allowed to vote for their leader but only after the Chinese government has chosen and approved the candidates. The people want to have more say in who is to lead them and Hong Kong authorities have yet to be able to quell their protests using tear gas and pepper spray.
The protests started a week ago and the protestors appear to be growing in strength and numbers with an ever-rotating crowd constantly on the go. Media coverage has been limited as Hong Kong tries to regain control over their streets.
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