Photo of the day: Cellphones of protest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong democracy protesters wield cellphones to communicate, make statement

Hong Kong protest
Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters -- Protesters hold their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters, in Hong Kong on Sept. 29.

Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago.

The Communist government in Beijing made clear it would not tolerate dissent, and warned against any foreign interference as thousands of protesters massed for a fourth night in the free-wheeling, capitalist city of more than 7 million people.

Protesters have networked via apps such as WhatsApp and Firechat to mobilize quickly and elude law enforcement.

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