Umbrella Revolution: Folded

Umbrella Revolution: Folded

When Hong Kong’s protest for self-rule began in September, police responded with pepper spray and tear gas, and demonstrators sheltered behind umbrellas. The “Umbrella Revolution” ended this week as protest leaders surrendered to police and told their comrades to go home. Hong Kong police cleared protest barricades and tent sites, some protesters are in jail, and movement spokesman Joshua Wong is on a hunger strike. Everyone in HK is asking “What’s next?” and they don’t mean the winter monsoon cold snap.


“Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Hong Kong Cardinal, Arrested In Occupy Central Protest,” Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post

“Hong Kong’s democracy movement is being dismantled by a bus company,” Lily Kuo, Quartz

“What Hong Kong Occupy Could Achieve,” Stratos Pourzitakis, The Diplomat


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