October 7, 2007


Democracy Rally in Hong Kong (Reuters, 10/07/07)

Thousands of people in Hong Kong took part in a democracy march and a world-record breaking attempt using umbrellas, calling for a faster pace of democratic reforms and direct elections in 2012.

Gathered in a large park, around 5,000 people hoisted yellow umbrellas to form a massive yellow "2012" which is the date the pro-democracy camp wants direct elections to be realized.

"Fighting for democracy means you have to fight for democracy. Democracy is not going to fall from the sky," said legislator Ronny Tong, a chief organizer of Sunday's "Umbrella" rally, which he hopes will gain an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2007 8:36 AM
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