July 1 march

July 1: a short history of Hong Kong's march for democracy

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 July, 2014, 9:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 July, 2014, 11:38am

Hong Kong has seen its fair share of political protest from annual Tiananmen Square vigils to outright clashes with police over the last 17 years as a Special Administrative Region of China. Grievances vary from year to year, but calls for universal suffrage, freedom of speech and the protection of the rule of law remain constant.