With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive, the movement has now gone in a new direction, transformed into what is being called the “Umbrella Revolution,” a name that transcends the “Occupy” phenomenon and gives it a broader identity. So what are the scenarios that we can expect to play out from here?
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in Causeway, Mongkok and Admirality throughout the day, and more people appeared to be joining the protest as evening approached. Authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets.
As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong is in the process of attempting to overthrow that very same political and social order.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.
It was a coincidence but a symbolic one. On the day that Hong Kong’s police launched repeated volleys of tear gas onto pro-democracy demonstrators in the heart of the city, Chinese President Xi Jinping was reported to be calling on all Chinese to embrace the spirit of Mao Zedong and protect the position of the Communist Party.
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