China To Hong Kong Protesters: Keep Out
After almost seven weeks of protests in Hong Kong, student leaders attempted to fly to Beijing but were denied boarding on their flight.By Jake Godin | November 15, 2014
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong calling for the government to allow free elections have been going on for almost seven weeks now, and only once have both sides formally met to negotiate any terms.
Frustrated, leaders of the so-called “Umbrella Movement” hoped to bypass the Hong Kong government by taking their case to Beijing on Saturday. But they were denied boarding at the Hong Kong International airport.
According to the South China Morning Post, Alex Chow and two other representatives, all part of the student group that's organizing the protests, had their home-return permits revoked — preventing them from traveling to mainland China. (Video via Ming Pao)