Hong Kong Marchers Demand Promised Elections

Don't hold your breath


Tens of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong to demand China honour promises to hold fully democratic elections in 2017.

Crowds braved pouring rain for the annual pro-democracy rally, on the 16th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to China.

Marchers called for universal suffrage and criticised the leadership of the current chief executive, CY Leung.

Hong Kong's top official is currently chosen by a group of 1,200 electors.

Earlier Mr Leung said that the Hong Kong government was committed to introducing full democracy by 2017.