People Power Takes Over Hong Kong

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Almost 2 million Hong Kong residents took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:

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“Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement took to the streets again Sunday for a massive and peaceful march. An estimated 1.7 million people — a quarter of the territory's population — took part.

Defying a police ban and bad weather, Hong Kongers marched in peace, fueled by anger. Overflowing Victoria Park — the city's historic site for people power protests — they spilled into the streets turning main roads into a sea of umbrellas.

Even with the rain — torrential at times — it's not stopping all of these protesters from rallying. They're angry and frustrated and committed to getting their voices heard by the government.

What started out June 9 as a demand for the government to revoke a hated extradition bill has exploded into calls for greater democratic reform.”


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