Hundreds o protesters march during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, Friday, July 1, 2016.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Friday to mark the anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China, with pro-independence groups rallying for the first time amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip.But a Hong Kong bookseller who was detained and interrogated for months in mainland China, and was due to lead the annual march, pulled out at the last minute citing a "serious threat" to his security.The 61-year-old was one of five employees of a Hong Kong firm that published salacious titles about leading Chinese politicians and who disappeared only to resurface over the border.His story fanned growing concerns that Beijing is increasing its influence in semi-autonomous Hong Kong, which is ruled under a "one country, two systems" deal enshrined in the July 1997 handover agreement, guaranteeing its freedoms and way of life for 50 years.
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