1 JUL 2014
Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets in the annual July 1 march, with first sun and then rain beating down on them but failing to dampen enthusiasm for their protests.
Demonstrators demanded greater democracy, a genuine choice in the election of the territory’s next chief executive.
Tens of thousands of protesters spill from Victoria Park as the annual July 1 protest parade begins on Tuesday afernoon. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Hong Kong protesters march near Causeway Bay as rain poured down on them no Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Robet Ng
Protesters hold a placard demanding universal suffrage. Photo: Nora Tam
A protester holds up a placard with messages in support of press freedom. Photo: SCMP
A student sits in a cage on the march route to protest China’s document on Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
Famous radio commentator Li Wei-ling speaks with a loudspeaker near Causeway Bay. Photo: SCMP
Gay rights activists lay a large rainbow flag on the ground in Victoria Park during the July 1 protest march. Photo: SCMP
Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, middle, joins the march with members of her think-tank Hong Kong 2020. Photo: Joyce Ng
Merlyn Kwong 8, and Jamine Kwong, 10, arrive at Victoria Park with their mother. The sister and brother wave placards saying ‘defend our city’ and ‘demand for universal suffrage’. Picture: Emily Tsang
Protesters carry a puppet along the route of the march, with characters scrawled on its face. Photo: SCMP
Canto-pop singer Denise Ho Wan-sze (left) and Anthony Wong Yiu-ming (right) joins the march in the streets to demand universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Photo: David Wong
Protesters come under heavy downpour in Wan Chai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng