OccupyHK

OccupyHK started on the 28th of September 2014 and has continued on ever since. The protesters (mainly university students) are fighting against the government because they want democracy, since China has to accept the future Chief Executive of Hong Kong before he can be chosen. The Hong Kong protests have become more violent and have included arrests, tear gas and pepper spray shown in the picture below. The umbrella man is the new mascot of the protests symbolising peace and freedom which can be found at the protest sight. Here is a link to a good website showing more information.

In my opinion, I think that the protesters have a point about being democratic, but they are expressing it in the wrong way. If they want to be democratic, sure, they can set up polling like what Scotland did when they wanted to separate from England or communicate their ideas with the government peacefully, but why block the streets and start causing protests. This decreases their chance of being democrats and causes even bigger problem for the traffic, API and economy of Hong Kong. Now the government and police have to convince them to stop before things start to get out of hand and Hong Kong will be in an economic crisis

The one thing I am confused and want to know more about is why is the Hong Kong Protests mostly called Occupy Central while it takes places in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mongkok, while Central doesn’t really have anything to do with it. I found a map about where the protests take place and it shows me that the protests are no where near to central so this got me confused. Also, when I went to Central the other day, the streets weren’t closed and everything looked perfectly normal. A strategy I could use to try and find the answer to this could be asking my parents about this during dinner or trying to read more news articles which could give me a deeper understanding.

Here is a picture showing how violent the protests are in Hong Kong.

Here is a picture showing how violent the protests are in Hong Kong.