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In Hong Kong:

Centenares de estudiantes ocupan la Plaza Cívica para exigir a Pekín elecciones libres

Hundreds of students occupy the grounds of the government headquarters to demand of Beijing free elections

"Tengo un mensaje muy esperado. Occupy Central comienza ahora", anunció [Benny] Tai ya en la madrugada del domingo en esa metrópoli. "Los estudiantes y la gente que apoya la democracia ha comenzado una nueva era de desobediencia civil", añadió.

"I have a much awaited message. Occupy Central begins now," announced Benny Tai already in the early morning hours of Sunday in this metropolis. "The students and the people who support democracy have begun a new era of civil disobedience," he added.

Words to know:

un centenar = a group of one hundred

la madrugada = the early morning hours (between midnight and sunrise)

la metrópoli = the metropolis

la desobedencia civil = [the] civil disobedience

la democracia = [the] democracy

In the United States:

In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

En Colorado, una contramanifestación estudiantil en contra de un currículo antimanifestación

On Tuesday, hundreds of students from high schools across the Jefferson County school district, the second largest in Colorado, streamed out of school and along busy thoroughfares, waving signs and championing the value of learning about the fractious and tumultuous chapters of American history.

Este martes centenares de estudiantes de preparatorias de todo el distrito escolar del Condado de Jefferson, el segundo distrito más grande de Colorado, salían en tropel de sus clases y por las concurridas carreteras, agitando pancartas y defendiendo el valor de estudiar los capítulos díscolos y tumultuosos de la historia estadounidense.

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