1 Oct 2014

NZ rallies support democracy protests

12:54 pm on 1 October 2014

More than 200 people staged a sit-in in central Auckland in support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Rallies were being held outside the Chinese Embassy in Wellington in Palmerston North, and were planned for Dunedin and Christchurch this evening.

About 200 people were at the sit-in in Auckland.

About 200 people were at the sit-in in Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Carla Penman

Organiser Bevan Chuang told Radio New Zealand's Morning Report programme the rallies will send a message to the protesters that many around the world are behind their cause.

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