bloombergphotos:

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. Read more from the report by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP bloombergphotos:

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. Read more from the report by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP bloombergphotos:

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. Read more from the report by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP bloombergphotos:

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. Read more from the report by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP bloombergphotos:

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. Read more from the report by Bloomberg News. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP

bloombergphotos:

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. 

Read more from the report by Bloomberg News

Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg     

© 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP

lady-kire:

Oh god…..

Police brutality has increased. They shot tear gas at the protesters, hit someone with a stick, and used pepper spray against them…

I must emphasize that the protesters are not violent. They have no weapons. All they have are rain coats, umbrellas, surgical masks and goggles/ seran…

choosepeaceoverwar:

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

falcon94ssy:

Breaking News:

The Hong Kong policemen have used tear gear to drive away pro-democratic protesters.

Hong Kong is Catching Fire now.
Strike for democracy or nothing.
Please Spread the News.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29398962

choosepeaceoverwar:

ARE OUR PROTESTORS THROWING ROCKS?

ARE THEY SETTING CARS ON FIRE?

ARE THEY ATTACKING THE POLICE VIOLENTLY?

NO!

ALL THEY ARE DOING IS GATHERING AND PROTESTING PEACEFULLY

THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE THE TEAR GAS TREATMENT!

THIS IS CRAZY!

choosepeaceoverwar:

ARE OUR PROTESTORS THROWING ROCKS?

ARE THEY SETTING CARS ON FIRE?

ARE THEY ATTACKING THE POLICE VIOLENTLY?

NO!

ALL THEY ARE DOING IS GATHERING AND PROTESTING PEACEFULLY

THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE THE TEAR GAS TREATMENT!

THIS IS CRAZY!

tartarsaucegaryen:

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…

doufuhua:

Hong Kong student protestors stand their ground against riot police.

香港加油!

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.

'Occupy Central' Protest Kicks Off in Hong Kong by NewsCenterd

newscenterd:

'Occupy Central' Protest Kicks Off in Hong Kong http://newscenterd.com/occupy-central-protest-kicks-off-in-hong-kong-2

'Occupy Central' Protest Kicks Off in Hong Kong

Organizers started a long threatened mass civil disobedience pro-democracy protest early Sunday.

Read more here: ‘Occupy Central’ Protest Kicks Off in Hong Kong