Anniversary of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A year ago today people in Hong Kong was shocked by the Hong Kong Police…  They used 87 tear bombs to stop people, mostly students, to fight for democracy!  Without any weapon, people could only use their umbrellas to protect themselves.  This is known as the “Umbrella Movement”.

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Today, even the movement cannot achieve their original goals, I don’t think people in Hong Kong should give up…  The democracy road is rough, yet it is the right direction.  Go for it, Hong Kong!

Umbrella man sculpture
Umbrella man sculpture
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Keep going… Never give up!

Small but Strong… Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Small but strong
Small but Strong

This picture was taken on the flyover in Central district near the Government Office in Hong Kong…  As of today, the area has been occupied by people, mostly students in Hong Kong for 58 days.  In the first day of the occupation, our Hong Kong Police used 87 tear bombs to stop this happening.  The people had no preparation for this attack and the only things they had on hand were umbrellas.  They used umbrellas to protect themselves and stopped the police.  That’s why it’s known as the Umbrella Movement. The main goal is to ask for true democracy so that people in Hong Kong can have the right to vote for their leaders.

Somebody put this cactus on the flyover…   The paper yellow umbrella symbolizes the movement…  The thorn of the cactus and the pavement of flyover tell us that this movement is not easy and it will have a long long way to go…

However, I treasure this moment because I see hope in Hong Kong…  The students are our future and I support and respect their spirit to voice out their thoughts, their needs, their wills for true democracy!

Go for it…  Never give up…  You are small but you are definitely STRONG!!!