By Asian Correspondent Sep 29, 2014 8:22PM UTC
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong’s Mongkok district Monday evening. Pic: AP.
IN BRIEF: Thousands of pro-democracy protesters were taking part in peaceful protests across Hong Kong Monday night after authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets.
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10.22pm: There is a police presence at the protest sites in Hong Kong tonight but they are keeping a low profile, according to witnesses. 10pm:
7.53pm: There is a peaceful and positive atmosphere reported in Hong Kong tonight as huge crowds call on Chief Executive CY Leung to step down: