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As Hong Kong Stands for Democracy, Rallies Around the World Show Support

More than 3,000 people gather in front of the Chinese embassy in London to express solidarity for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)
More than 3,000 people gather in front of the Chinese embassy in London to express solidarity for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

Since the early morning of Sept. 28, when the organizers of Occupy Central With Love and Peace announced the start of the democracy movement, tens...




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