Hong Kong Police Slammed as Biased After Anti-Occupy Protest

18 August 2014 | Radio Free Asia

Democracy activists in Hong Kong on Monday accused police in the former British colony of inflating the number of participants at a weekend demonstration opposing plans for an “Occupy Central” movement, which has threatened mass civil disobedience if China doesn’t offer the city a real choice in the next election for its leader.

Police said the number of protesters at Sunday’s pro-Beijing march for “peace and democracy” had reached 111,800, in sharp contrast to the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme’s estimate of no more than 88,000.

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