Grand March for Democracy in Hong Kong (Photo Essay)
Grand March for Democracy in Hong Kong (Photo Essay)
Hundreds of thousands fill Hong Kong streets in pro-democracy protest
Demonstrators march during a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. July 1 is traditionally a day of protest in Hong Kong and also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a 'one country, two systems' agreement. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators march during a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. July 1 is traditionally a day of protest in Hong Kong and also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a 'one country, two systems' agreement. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people. (Epoch Times Staff)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A man relaxes before a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. July 1 is traditionally a day of protest in Hong Kong and also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a 'one country, two systems' agreement. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

A man relaxes before a pro-democracy rally seeking greater democracy in Hong Kong on July 1, 2014 as frustration grows over the influence of Beijing on the city. July 1 is traditionally a day of protest in Hong Kong and also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a 'one country, two systems' agreement. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong July 1 March Photo Essay: On July 1, 2014 hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets in a peaceful and orderly manner, protesting against the Chinese Communist Party for interfering with Hong Kong and trying to damage the one country, two system policy and asking Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. The march was an act of defiance, as a recent white paper issued by the Chinese regime was widely viewed in Hong Kong as an attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong people.

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