Policemen mislay protesters in Central district after a convene seeking larger democracy in Hong Kong on Jul 2, 2014
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Demonstrators during a annual convene were job for voting rights

Updated: Jul 2, 2014, 1:05 a.m. ET

Chinese authorities in Hong Kong have arrested over 500 protesters who took partial in a sit-in to direct electoral freedom, in a city’s Central district in a early morning hours of Wednesday.

The demonstration, hold on a anniversary of China’s resumption of sovereignty of a former British cluster in 1997, was described by some as a largest such convene in a decade, a BBC reports. Tens of thousands of protestors assimilated a large impetus to pull for democracy.

Police pronounced 511 people were arrested Wednesday for wrong public and preventing military from carrying out their duties, according to a Associated Press.

Organizers claimed that about half a million people participated, while military placed a series during closer to 100,000.

After a impetus progressing in a day, hundreds of protesters staged a sit-in in a executive financial district, that military deemed “unauthorized,” heading to a arrests.

Facing annual protests by locals, Beijing has betrothed to deliver concept voting in Hong Kong by 2017, yet how that will be implemented stays to be seen.