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Hong Kong's protest leaders are going on a hunger strike

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."