The Umbrella Revolution


2014.10.03
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Demonstrator comes prepared with protective gears in case of another round of pepper spraying. Sept 28, 2014

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Protester strikes a defiant pose.

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Police use tear gas on demonstrators outside a government building in Central, Sept. 28.

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Demonstrators gather in front of a government building in Admiralty, Sept. 29.

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Pro-democracy slogans in different languages are hung along a street in Causeway Bay, Sept. 29.

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A double-decker bus becomes a "wishing wall" on which people post their thoughts and hopes in Mongkok, Sept 29.

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Signs saying “I will endure even though I am tired” and “Don’t relive the Tiananmen Square Massacre” can be seen all over Causeway Bay, Sept 29.

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Demonstrators shield themselves from the sun while making signs and posters in Mongkok, Sept. 29.

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Cell phones light up the night in Admiralty to encourage fellow protesters to endure until the end, Sept. 30.

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Foreign supporters demonstrate alongside locals in Mongkok, Sept. 30.

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Umbrellas shield protesters from the rain and sun, giving the movement the name The Umbrella Revolution, Oct. 1.

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Protesters write messages and slogans on their umbrellas.

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In the Admiralty area, protesters post prayers for Hong Kong, Oct. 1.

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Posters call for the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying.

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Protesters wear yellow ribbons symbolizing universal suffrage while demanding free and democratic elections in Hong Kong.

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Girls rest next to a sign reminding viewers of the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square.

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Protesters gather outside of government headquarters in Central.

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Protesters set up tents offering water and aid.

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Protesters use spray bottles to cool themselves and others.

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Keeping the protest orderly, protesters pick up trash to keep the streets clean.

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Maps help protesters navigate the city.

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Protesters rest on the sidewalk after a busy night.

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Citizens help out and participate in the protests.

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A hunger strike begins, Oct. 1.

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