Organisers of Sunday's rally, the Alliance for Peace and Democracy, said the silent majority in the city of seven million did not support Occupy. "We want to let the world know that we want peace, we want democracy, but please do not threaten us - do not try to turn this place into a place of violence," alliance co-founder Robert Chow said.
Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, have marched through Hong Kong protesting a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms.
Sunday's rally in searing summer heat came around seven weeks after rival pro-democracy protesters staged a mass march demanding a greater say in choosing Hong Kong's next leader.
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