Pro-democracy protestors use umbrellas to shield themselves from heavy rain in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014
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Hong Kong protests: Umbrellas raised as rain soaks crowds

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have taken to the streets for a fifth night, despite pleas from the territory's leader CY Leung to end the demonstrations "immediately".

The campaigners want Beijing to give Hong Kong a free vote for its next leader, something Beijing has rejected.

Umbrellas have become the unofficial icon of the protests, but they were put to a more traditional use on Tuesday during a rainstorm.

The BBC's Babita Sharma says the wet weather failed to deter tens of thousands of people from taking to the streets.

  • 30 Sep 2014
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