Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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HONG KONG - Hong Kong student protest leaders vowed today to stay until the last minute and peacefully resist a police operation to clear them off a highway where they've been camped out for 2 1/2 months.

Thousands of protesters and supporters streamed into the site on the last night of what's come to be known as the "Umbrella Movement," named for the pro-democracy protesters' preferred method of deflecting police pepper spray.

Many huddled in the hundreds of tents that remained on the normally busy thoroughfare outside of the specially administered Chinese city's government headquarters, less than a day before court workers assisted by police were scheduled to sweep them out. Others took photos, listened to speeches and lined up for souvenir leather bracelets and other mementos handmade on the spot by volunteers.

Two student groups that have played key roles in organizing the protests called for supporters to join them at the site before midnight, when police were rumored to be planning to seal off the area. Police, however, denied there was any such plan and said they would move in at 9 a.m. Thursday.

"We will still resist till the last moment," said Alex Chow, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. He said the reason for staying until the end is "not simply for us be arrested, but to demonstrate our spirit" of civil disobedience.


ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police today were looking for four men believed to have killed a couple and four of their children as retribution for a perceived "honor crime."

Police Officer Mohammed Aslam said the killings happened Tuesday in the town of Athara Hazari in central Pakistan.

Officer Aslam said the men are believed to have hacked the family to death with axes and knives. One daughter, identified by police as Aisha, survived and relayed what happened to authorities. She and the bodies were found after a man delivering milk to the house noticed that no one was coming to the door, Aslam said.

Aisha told authorities the killings stemmed from her mother's first marriage nearly 30 years ago to another man. …

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