Hong Kong protesters use China National Day to call for democracy

In Hong Kong, protest organisers say 40,000 people marched on Sunday through heavy rain to rally against Chinese National Day celebrations. Demonstrators defied the celebrations to call for more democracy and an end to political persecution.

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    In Hong Kong, protest organisers say 40,000 people marched on Sunday through heavy rain to rally against Chinese National Day celebrations. Demonstrators defied the celebrations to call for more democracy and an end to political persecution.

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.


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