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Pro-democracy legislators holding yellow umbrellas walk out of the Legislative chamber to show their protest in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Pro-democracy legislators walked out of the chamber Wednesday to protest the government’s intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates for the city’s top executive in 2017, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press

HONG KONG — Jan 7, 2015, 1:57 AM ET

Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong walked out of the chamber Wednesday to protest the government’s intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates for the city’s top executive in 2017, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall.

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, the city’s No. 2 official, opened a second consultation on the electoral process by addressing the territory’s Legislative Council. Lawmakers aligned with the pro-democracy movement calling for free elections immediately…

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