Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hong Kong Democratic Party Founder Criticizes Beijing



VOAVideo: Hong Kong Democratic Party Founder Criticizes Beijing

As the pro-democracy occupation in Hong Kong stretches into a second week, authorities have agreed to discuss the protesters' basic demands on the constitution, the Basic Law. Democratic Party founder Martin Lee said the government is violating the law under pressure from Beijing. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Hong Kong.
Originally published at http://www.voanews.com/media/video/hong-kong-democratic-party-founder-criticizes-beijing/2475301.html

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