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Hong Kong's Political Unrest

Protesters massed in three of the busiest districts in Hong Kong in an attempt to shut down the city and force the chief executive to talk to them about the Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections.

Hong Kong's Political Unrest
A protester sleeps on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex at sunrise on September 30, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections. (Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cell phones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage. (AFP/Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
Residents on scooters bring supplies to protesters camped outside the headquarters of Legislative Council during protests in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage. (AFP/Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
Protesters stand on the streets outside the Hong Kong Government Complex overnight using their phones to shine a light on September 30, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections. (Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
Protesters sleep on the street in the early hours of the morning outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on September 30, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections. (Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
A protester instructs people to move to Chater Road in the Central District on September 29, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections. (Getty Images)
Hong Kong's Political Unrest
Umbrellas of pro-democracy demonstrators are placed on a road during a protest in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on September 29 night, with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes. (AFP/Getty Images)