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Hong Kong protest future unclear

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A planned vote on independence among Hong Kong democracy protestors has been abruptly cancelled, with protest organisers at odds as to how to continue the month-long demonstration.

Protestors were urged to vote at sites over the weekend on whether or not the Chinese government in Beijing should allow Hong Kong to have fully independent elections in 2016.

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According to the New York Times, the vote was called off at the last minute, with organisers disagreeing over its value.

Hong Kong’s financial district has been at a standstill since September when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against Beijing’s insistence on vetting candidates in the city’s upcoming elections.

Organising group Hong Kong Federation of Students’ general secretary Alex Chow Yong Kang said protestors still shared a common goal.

“Protesters have all along shared a single goal; it’s just that they may have different views about the execution,” Mr Chow Yong Kang said.

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