Student leaders of the pro-reform protests in Hong Kong have come up with an ultimatum to the city’s chief, saying if he doesn’t step down they’ll start storming government buildings.
The protesters are demanding election reform. They’re against the central government’s August decision that nominees for the city leader’s post in 2017 elections will be chosen by a Beijing committee, and they want the current leader of Hong Kong to resign.
The protesters have already fulfilled their earlier threat of stepping up demonstrations in case their demands aren’t met. AFP reported Wednesday’s daytime crowds were much larger than on the previous three days of protest.