Members of the Occupied movement rest in their tents in Hong Kong.
Members of the Occupied movement rest in their tents in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong : Hong Kong’s embattled leader reopened his offer of talks with student leaders today a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending weeks of mass democracy rallies, reports AFP.

 “Over the last few days, including this morning through third parties, we expressed a wish to the students that we would like to start a dialogue to discuss universal suffrage as soon as we can and hopefully within the following week,” Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters.

The offer comes after a spike in violence between police and protesters in which video footage emerged of plainclothes officers beating a handcuffed demonstrator.

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