New Era of Civil Disobedience Anti-government activists gather during a protest in Hong Kong, China, late Saturday and in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
Pro-democracy protesters kick-started an occupation of central Hong Kong after students clashed with the city’s police, prompting thousands of people to take to the streets in support.
China said last month that candidates for the 2017 leadership election must be vetted by a committee, angering pro-democracy campaigners who say the group is packed with business executives and lawmakers who favor Beijing.
URGENT UPDATE THE POLICE ARE USING TEAR GAS ON OUR PEACEFUL PROTESTERS NOW THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE SPREAD THE WORD SIGNAL BOOST THIS LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW THE LEVEL OF DESPICABLENESS HONG KONG’S GOVERNMENT HAS SUNK TO
Starting on Monday, thousands of university students in Hong Kong have been gathering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tamar Park (outside the government offices) to protest the National People Congress (NPC) of China’s decision to restrict the right to vote…
Hong Kong student protestors stand their ground against riot police.
Video evidence of police forcing brutality on a peaceful protest. Riot gear, pepper spray, brute force was used to storm a non-violent protest. The umbrellas were used to protect the protestors against the pepper spray, the person filming reports police were tearing down the umbrellas.
I can’t believe this is happening to my hometown. I can’t stop the sobs when I watched that footage.