Hong Kong’s Pro-Beijing Crowd Occupies Itself With Own March

17 Aug 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong’s pro-establishment groups staged a march of their own Sunday opposing Occupy Central, a democratic activist group threatening mass civil disobedience if the Beijing government does not offer the city genuine choice in their next election for Chief Executive, the city’s top leader.

The rally, dubbed a “march for peace,” was meant to overshadow this year’s July 1 pro-democracy march, which drew hundreds of thousands of people. But when the march officially began at 3 p.m. Sunday, about half of Victoria Park, the march’s starting point, was empty and littered with stickers opposing Occupy Central and plastic flowers, handed out to participants in order to keep count of how many attended.

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