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Hong Kong student leaders blocked from taking democracy fight to Beijing

Nov 15, 2014    

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Three Hong Kong student leaders were stopped from boarding a flight to Beijing on Saturday to take their fight for greater democracy directly to the Chinese government after airline authorities said their travel permits were invalid. The students, led by Hong Kong Federation of Students' leader Alex Chow, had planned to go to Beijing with the intention of meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as efforts to reach agreement with officials in Hong Kong had failed.A Cathay Pacific spokesman told local media that Chinese authorities had told the airline the students' travel permi...

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