Timeline: Key Moments of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Over the past 10 days, the world has been made to stand up and take notice of a student-led civil disobedience campaign in Hong Kong. Beijing’s decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017 has angered Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaigners, leading to days and nights of civil unrest in the former British colony. With the demonstrations escalating, police resorted to using pepper spray and tear gas on unarmed demonstrators, whose use of umbrellas as their only defensive mechanism has caused some to call the movement the “umbrella revolution.”

Storyful’s Derek Bowler has compiled some of the major moments on social during Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution. Please scroll to the right below.


Originally published at blog.storyful.com on September 30, 2014.