Thousands attend pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong

London, July 1 (ANI): Tens of thousands of people have attended a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong marking the completion of 18 years since Britain handed the territory to China.

According to BBC, around 48,000 people have attended the rally but police estimates were far lower at just under 20,000.

The protest was more low-key this year as compared to the rally in 2014, added reports.

In June a Beijing-backed reform package was rejected by Hong Kong legislators.

The demonstrators chanted derogatory slogans against Hong Hong’s Beijing-backed leader CY Leung, demanding his resignation.

Protesters gathered at Victoria Park to march in sweltering conditions to city government headquarters. (ANI)

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