Hong Kong protesters regroup at main protest site
October 5, 2014 6:00 pm
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong appear to be withdrawing from some protest sites and regrouping at the main site outside government buildings.
But student protesters denied blocking entrances to government HQ and insisted civil servants could return to work.
They said they would agree to the government’s offer of talks if attacks on them were investigated and protest sites were not forcefully cleared.
Hong Kong’s leader says public offices and schools will open on Monday.
The protesters are angry at China’s plans to vet election candidates in 2017.
They are demanding that the central government in Beijing allow Hong Kong to hold fully free elections in the next vote for the territory’s leader.