Welcoming the Umbrella Revolution

by Yerry Nikholas Borang October 03, 2014
The popular 'Occupy Central' movement in Hong Kong presents one of the biggest political challenges for Beijing since it violently crushed pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

We wait to see what happens after the government adopted a more conciliatory stance of trying to wait out the demonstrators.

Downtown streets that were fairly crowded on previous nights began to empty late Wednesday, as many went home after days outdoors in heat that was sweltering even by Hong Kong’s tropical standards. But many predicted that crowds would build again later on Thursday, as demonstrators already got some rest.

Sources: Reuters, democracynow