October 3, 2014 3:42 AM EDT

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-Ying refused to resign Thursday. Instead, he offered the Hong Kong Student Federation a chance to speak with another government official, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam. The student protesters who have been occupying the financial district for the past five days did not buy Leung’s offer and after a tense stand off with police, continued to occupy the area around the government complex,

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