It’s been five years since the Umbrella Movement hit the streets of Hong Kong to support independence and Democracy. On that five-year-anniversary, protesters who are part of the current civil disobedience movement in the Asian city took to the streets to duplicate what happened before, only with even more participants.
The streets and buildings were covered by printed signs expressing the people’s fading patience with a government that is increasingly sympathetic to control from Beijing. They used spray glue and worked their way to government buildings, making sure the rest of the people in the city knew exactly what was happening. It was all peaceful until nightfall.
That’s when the protests turned ugly. Rocks were thrown at the police headquarters that prompted not real response. But when a Molotov cocktail hit the compound, police responded with tear gas and water cannons.
As long as a Beijing-friendly government is still in place, it is unlikely these protests are going to let up. They’ve gone on for months, much longer than the Umbrella Movement. But Beijing seems to be digging in.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
[gravityform id=”2″ title=”true” description=”false”]