Latest News Wires Hong Kong democracy rally brings out 500,000, organizers say

Police say the number was less than 100,000. But organizers had hoped to outdistance, in terms of the number of participants, a 2003 march against a proposed anti-subversion law.

By , Associated Press

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Seventeen years after taking back control of Hong Kong, China faced the biggest challenge to its authority Tuesday as tens of thousands of residents joined a march to push for democracy.