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Over 200 show support for HK protests at Hong Lim Park

The New Paper | Saturday, Oct 4, 2014

More than 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil at Hong Lim Park last night in a show of support for demonstrators in Hong Kong who are protesting against election restrictions.

They lit candles, sang songs and wrote messages of support for protesters in Hong Kong on pieces of paper and placards provided by the organisers.

The event kicked off with the crowd spontaneously singing a Cantonese rock song that has become the unofficial anthem of the protests in Hong Kong.

Event organisers Jolovan Wham and Rachel Zeng said they wanted to show solidarity with demonstrators in Hong Kong who have taken to the streets to push for universal suffrage, reported The Straits Times online.

The demonstrators there are against China's decision to screen candidates who will run in the Special Administrative Region's elections in future.


This article was first published on October 02, 2014.
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