One China, two systems
Monday night marked one of the worst nights of violence between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong. Now, three leaders of the protest movement have announced an "indefinite" hunger strike.
The leaders, including 18-year-old Joshua Wong, announced the strike on Monday after a police crackdown against protesters at the government headquarters in the Admirality district. Local news channels reported that the students will consume nothing but water until Hong Kong's government agrees to a meeting with protest leaders.
"Today, we are willing to pay the price," the student leaders said in a statement translated by AFP. "We are willing to take responsibility."