“I hope you have the courage and wisdom to think of a way out of the current situation.”
By Philip Wen
Sydney Morning Herald
Enthralled: Tens of thousands of protesters gather to listen to the talks at the main protest site in Hong Kong. Photo: Paula Bronstein
Beijing: Hong Kong’s political crisis shifted from its city streets to an austere university lecture theatre as student protest leaders faced off with government officials in a much-anticipated televised debate after more than three weeks of an unprecedented civil disobedience campaign.
Across the city, a strong police presence looked on as thousands of protesters gathered at protest sites on Tuesday evening; enthralled at the contest beamed live on to big screens set up at the venues from outside government headquarters in Admiralty, to the gritty Kowloon district of Mong Kok.
That the talks were convened was testament to the impact the protests…
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