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Thousands protest for press freedoms in Hong Kong

Thousands rallied outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Sunday, demanding the city’s leader uphold media freedoms amid growing anger toward perceived behind-the-scenes intrusions on local media outlets.

Tensions have been rising between forces backing democratic institutions in Hong Kong and China’s Communist Party leaders, as the city proceeds with political reforms that could lead to an unprecedented direct election for its next leader in 2017.

Carrying “Free Speech, Free Hong Kong” banners, some 6,000 protesters, including working journalists, demanded Hong Kong protect media freedoms as a core value underpinning the financial hub’s success and global reputation.

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