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‘It’s about time Beijing woke up’: Pro-democracy activists protest in Hong Kong [photos]

http://twitter.com/#!/clintcoady/status/483998633592127488

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong put the Communist Party in Beijing on notice. Their march has lasted more than 7 hours. Amazing photos of the event have international news watchers on Twitter buzzing.

http://twitter.com/#!/ShepNewsTeam/status/483997558017392640
http://twitter.com/#!/WSJ/status/483930039466336256
http://twitter.com/#!/WSJ/status/483945164646645760

More than half a million citizens turned out for the march.

http://twitter.com/#!/ChannelNewsAsia/status/483998384064172032

The outpouring of dissent on the streets follows passage of an unofficial referendum, supported by 800,000 Hong Kong citizens, calling for full democracy and freedom from Chinese government control.

http://twitter.com/#!/ishaantharoor/status/483985676711768065

Passions are running high, but so far the demonstration has remained peaceful.

http://twitter.com/#!/Luciana_F_Lopez/status/483999872542973952

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/01/its-about-time-beijing-woke-up-pro-democracy-activists-protest-in-hong-kong-photos/