Anti-Occupy Central rally pales in comparison to July 1 march

18 August 2014 | EJ Insight

The anti-Occupy Central rally in Hong Kong on Sunday drew much lower turnout when compared to the July 1 pro-democracy march, a fact that will not escape the attention of various political groups in the city.

The Alliance for Peace and Democracy, which organized yesterday’s rally, said 193,000 people took part in the march, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Monday. According to the Public Opinion Pogramme of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the turnout for the pro-Beijing rally was in the 79,000 to 88,000 range.

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