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Hong Kong student leaders mull retreat from democracy protest sites as momentum fades

  • Three students, from right, Prince Wong, Joshua Wong and Isabella Lo walk at the occupied area outside government headquarters during their hunger strike in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec.3, 2014. A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said he's going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Three students, from right, Prince Wong, Joshua Wong and Isabella Lo walk at the occupied area outside government headquarters during their hunger strike in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec.3, 2014. A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said he's going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • Three students, from right, Prince Wong, Joshua Wong and Isabella Lo use their smart phones inside their tent at the occupied area outside government headquarters during their hunger strike in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said he's going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Three students, from right, Prince Wong, Joshua Wong and Isabella Lo use their smart phones inside their tent at the occupied area outside government headquarters during their hunger strike in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A prominent Hong Kong teen protest leader said he's going on a hunger strike after a failed attempt by pro-democracy activists to step up their flagging movement for democratic reforms by surrounding government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • A cut-out photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping which was set up by pro-democracy protesters is seen in the occupied area outside the  government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Hong Kong student leaders said Thursday they're considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two months in the latest sign that momentum is fading in their movement for greater democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    A cut-out photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping which was set up by pro-democracy protesters is seen in the occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Hong Kong student leaders said Thursday they're considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two months in the latest sign that momentum is fading in their movement for greater democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

Hong Kong student leaders say they're considering retreating from protest sites on city streets after more than two months in the latest sign that momentum is fading in their movement for greater democracy.

Members of the Hong Kong Federation of Students said Thursday that they're mulling whether to stay or go.

Spokeswoman Yvonne Leung told a local radio station that the group hopes to come to a decision within the next week.

Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old leader of Scholarism, said on his social media accounts that his group will discuss and coordinate with the federation on the decision.

The two groups have played key roles in organizing the protests.

The founders of Occupy Central, which also played a role in the protests, called this week for them to end.