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Hong Kong protests grow against China 'brainwashing' in schools

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Students set up a banner in front of the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on September 4, 2012 as students and teachers protested for a sixth straight day against plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes. Protesters at the government headquarters said they would not vote for parties that supported "national education", which they say is a bid to brainwash children with Chinese Communist Party propaganda.

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A student on hunger strike, left, has his blood pressure checked in front of the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on September 4, 2012.

Reuters reports — Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong's government headquarters on Monday over a plan to introduce a pro-China school curriculum that they describe as an attempt to brainwash students.

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Chanting "No to brainwashing education. Withdraw national education", some 8000 people denounced a Hong Kong government-funded booklet entitled "The China Model" they say glorifies China's single Communist party rule while glossing over more brutal aspects of its rule and political controversies. Read the full story.

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Students shout slogans in front of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong on September 3, 2012.

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Students paint banners in front of the Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on September 4, 2012.

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