in the light of the recent developments in hong kong this past week and the fact that today is october 1; china’s national day, I am sharing a few of my favorite images from the protest. the events of the last few days have been rather serious and they provoked an incredible wave of reactions from the people of hong kong.
for those who have no idea what is going on in hong kong at the moment (although I seriously doubt that you were able to escape the news):
quartz explains the meaning and the use of umbrellas on the streets. occupy central with love and peace. almost a hundred thousand people took to the streets. the guardian has been reporting on #occupycentral since the start. hong kong people! drone footage of the protests in central, wan chai, and causeway bay. instagrams from the centre. it’s time to give a fuck, people. the time for democracy is always now. the economic explains why hong kong remains critical to china’s economy. and today’s the day. hong kong police fires tear gas. cnn’s iReports from the field. areas of protest; the one in mong kok is literally one block away from my building, but we are unaffected. except for a short electricity outage last night. china is blocking content: cnn’s coverage gets blacked out, instagram has been mostly blocked. what they want vs. what we need. the most civilized protest in history. a very cool set of black and white images. the best instagrammers to follow for #occupycentral and #umbrellarevolution. full text of china’s message to hong kong. the most prominent leader behind the movement is only 17 years old. overall quartz has been doing a very good job reporting on the latest news from hong kong; appropriately titled the future of hong kong.
October 1, 2014