When Hong Kong police tear gassed pro-democracy protesters on Sept. 28, they unwittingly triggered the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, which has come to be known as the Umbrella Movement because that’s all the students had to protect themselves.
Meet Joshua Wong, leader of the Scholarism movement in Hong Kong, who already blocked a national education program planned by Beijing when he was only 15.
Enjoy this selection of top tweets showing the unfurling Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong.
Here’s a moving compilation of photos and clips from this weekend’s events in Hong Kong showing people striving for universal suffrage.
The class boycott staged by Hong Kong students morphed into the long-awaited Occupy Central on Sept. 28, with riot police now using pepper spray, and tear gas against civilians.
On New Year’s Day, more than 20 local groups in Hong Kong held a parade demanding that Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying resign. The parade was sparked by the revelation that Leung had lied to the public about illegal renovations to…