Protesters flock to Hong Kong democracy camp for final night

Publié: 10 décembre 2014 dans Chine, Hong Kong, Informations générales

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: Hong Kong protesters vow to continue peaceful protests

HONG KONG – Hong Kong student protest leaders vowed Wednesday to stay until the last minute and peacefully resist a police operation to clear them off a highway where they’ve been camped out for 2 1/2 months.

Thousands of protesters and supporters streamed into the site on the last night of what’s come to be known as the « Umbrella Movement, » named for the pro-democracy protesters’ preferred method of deflecting police pepper spray.

Many huddled in the hundreds of tents that remained on the normally busy thoroughfare outside of the specially administered Chinese city’s government headquarters, less than a day before court workers assisted by police were scheduled to sweep them out. Others took photos, listened to speeches and lined up for souvenir leather bracelets and other mementos handmade on the spot by volunteers.

Two student groups that have played key roles…

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