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2013 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy March(港人 7.1 冒著風雨遊行.2)
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Ten of thousands Pro-democracy protesters march in the streets to demand universal suffrage and urge Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down in Hong Kong July 1, 2013. Protesters braved typhoon rains on Monday to demand China live up to its promise to allow fully democratic elections in Hong Kong in 2017. The former British colony returned to Chinese rule on July 1,1997, with the promise of universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim' in its mini-consititution. 

2013年7月1日,數以十萬計的香港市民,冒著風頂著雨,走上街頭爭取真普選,要求民望負數的特首梁振英下台。基本法列明2017年特首由港人直選產生,但梁振英以各種藉口,遲遲不展開直選特首立法所需的諮詢工作,加上他的管治能力差勁,無法兌現對港人的承落,引起極大民怨。

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