Umbrella Revolution


On the evening of 28th Sept, 2014, I recall jumping off the bus and being handed a face mask by a student to protect myself from tear gas while thousands of youth were organising themselves to block the streets surrounding govt offices around Admiralty, Hong Kong. Being an outsider to the situation, I was captured by how the students had mobilized themselves and could clearly see how this was part of a longer movement that was planned.   
The protests officially lasted for 79 days during which the students camped at the major districts of Hong Kong and faced oppression from the police, the administration, pro-Beijing groups and even goons. The movement served as a political awakening for a new generation of youth. I took to citizen journalism and filed photos from my regular visits to the campsites with CNN (Cable News Network). Some photos here are also from the annual protest rally of July 1st.

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