By Black Radio Network Staff
NEW YORK - New Yorkers joined rallies in several American cities today in support of the pro-democracy
protesters in Hong Kong.
Many at the gathering in Times Square carried umbrellas, which has become the symbols of the civil
disobedience movement in Hong Kong, where demonstrators used them to repel pepper spray used by the police.
The demonstrations oppose Beijing's decision that candidates in the territory's inaugural election in 2017
must be approved by Beijing. They charge China is reneging on a promise that Hong Kong's chief executive
be chosen only by the voters in Hong Kong