The Umbrella Revolution

It may be a national holiday in China, but the people of Hong Kong are not celebrating. Protestors are braving harsh weather and brutal police force in dissent of China’s government. Tens of thousands have participated in the occupation of Hong Kong and their effort has been met with volleys of tear gas and heavy use of pepper spray. A little police brutality and rain, however, will not be enough to deter or distract the protestors who are frustrated with their government and are demanding change. Media outlets, such as instagram, are being censored by the government to prevent global coverage of the protests. Neither side show signs of relenting.


Protestors use the umbrellas that shielded them from the storms, to shield themselves from pepper spray.
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