World News #1 – Full Universal Suffrage
“A wave of protest in Hong Kong that engulfed the city could continue into the week as thousands of residents defied a government call on Monday to abandon street blockades, students boycotted classes and the city’s influential bar association added its condemnation of a police crackdown on protesters.
The public resistance underscored the difficulties that the Hong Kong government faces in defusing widespread anger that erupted on Sunday after the police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons to break up a sit-in by students and other residents demanding democratic elections in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.”
– The New York Times, Hong Kong Protesters Defy Officials’ Call to Disperse.
“Tens of thousands of people are expected to swell pro-democracy protests in central Hong Kong on National Day, October 1. For days, protesters have been sleeping in the streets, preventing traffic from flowing through the city center. Volunteers have been bringing supplies, including water, food and umbrellas, which have become a symbol of the city’s so-called “Umbrella Revolution.” They were used earlier this week when police shocked protesters by firing tear gas and pepper spray into the crowd.
The student-led unrest was sparked by China’s insistence that it vet candidates for a 2017 election in Hong Kong – even though residents in Hong Kong had been promised that they would be able to freely elect their leaders. The protest marks the biggest demonstration in Hong Kong since it the British handed over the territory to China in 1997.”
– Missoula Independent, Hong Kong protests: In the thick of it.
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