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Protesters March in Hong Kong as Leung Vows to Tackle Poverty

Tens of thousands of protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets in a largely peaceful demonstration hours after incoming Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying pledged to do more to address poverty and boost public housing.

Organizers estimated that 400,000 people marched in the hours after Leung, 57, was sworn in early Sunday amid tight security in a ceremony at the same Wan Chai district venue used to mark the end of British rule 15 years ago. Police put the number of protesters at 55,000, though they only counted those who joined the demonstration at the start, not along the march.