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In Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Protesters Engage in Democracy

Hand made umbrellas are seen hanging at the main protest site as a festival atmosphere prevails October 25, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Sunday will start a two-day referendum to gauge protesters response to government proposals to end the street occupation that has been going on a month. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Hand made umbrellas are seen hanging at the main protest site as a festival atmosphere prevails October 25, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Sunday will start a two-day referendum to gauge protesters response to government proposals to end the street occupation that has been going on a month. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

HONG KONG—Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters’ response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation. Protest organizers...




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