Tibetan monk burns in protest in Kyegudo, Qinghai, July 9, 2015. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener
|Thousands gather in fresh Hong Kong protest|
Protesters pour into major thoroughfare a day after government called off talks with student leaders
Thousands of protesters have poured into a main road in Hong Kong, reviving a civil disobedience movement a day after the government called off talks with student leaders.
Crowds filling up the Admiralty area late on Friday near the government headquarters chanted "Our Hong Kong, Ours to Save".
Many of those gathered near a stage in the main protest zone were young people, including high school students in uniforms, but there were also office workers who came straight from work.
Students say connections to the mainland have supplanted meritocracy where good jobs and university spots are concerned.