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Occupy Central (佔領中環), HSBC, HK
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Hong Kong activists have started to occupy central since October 15, 2011."Occupy Central" campaign, which echoes anti-Wall Street demonstrations in the United States. The protesters come from different backgrounds. They are voicing their dissatisfaction with the financial systerm and big business. Demonstrators brought tents with them and say they are going to maintain the occupation long term. Picture taken on Sunday, most people are not protesters, but the Filipino maid. 

為響應美國的「佔領華爾街」運動,一群來自不同背景的香港市民,自2011年10月15日起,發起「佔領中環」運動,他們在中環滙豐銀行總行地下,掛上標語,譴責大銀行欺壓、官員監管不力,示威者紮下帳篷,準備長期抗爭。

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