Protests in Hong Kong – level 3

06-10-2014 07:00

Hong Kong protesters have enjoyed a calm night on China’s National Day, ahead of what may be a long struggle for full democracy.

Student demonstrators have vowed to step up their mass pro-democracy protests if Chief Executive CY Leung does not resign.

Many protesters are saying they could start occupying government buildings if he does not quit by Thursday.

Riot police were forced to use tear gas and pepper spray over the weekend, but tensions have eased since then.

The protests are the worst in Hong Kong since China resumed its role of the former British colony in 1997.

Difficult words: struggle (a fight for something), vow (to promise), step up (make stronger), riot police (police who confronts protesters and large crowds), tear gas (gas which hurts your eyes).



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