How China News Reported Hong Kong Protests: “Thousands Celebrate National Day of China”
Guest post by Joe Hoft in Hong Kong
Hong Kong riot police fired teargas, pepper spray for the first time since 2005 this weekend to disperse pro-democracy demonstrators. Thousands of protesters blocked the main street to the financial district on September 28.
The Hong Kong democracy protesters gave the Chinese government a Wednesday deadline to meet their demands for political reforms. Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying said that Beijing would not reverse its decision to hand-pick eligible candidates to lead the former British colony.
This is how the China media reported on the massive protests in Hong Kong:
“Thousands of people come out to celebrate the National Day of China”
October 1st is National Day in China and a holiday. The protests are expected to grow larger.