Here are more photographs of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution", taken on 27 October 2014 at the Mongkok district. According to reports, this was the most active of the demonstration sites where there were even scenes of violence between demonstrators and disgruntled Hongkongers. A long stretch of Nathan Road - from Argyle Street to Waterloo Road - had been closed, with all traffic diverted to collateral thoroughfares. In the place of cars and buses, were people. The atmosphere was less tense than expected, and there was even a carnival feel about things.
|The yellow umbrella has become|
an icon of the demonstrations.
|The loudest section on the street|
where people make speeches.
|Will the Umbrella Revolution lead |
to any real reforms in Hong Kong?
|The much-maligned Chief Executive CY Leung|
has become a pantomime villain,
and is portrayed as a wolf.
|The creative side to Hongkongers.|
|A more peaceful demonstration could not be expected.|
Here students discuss about democracy,
and distribute ribbons and tokens.
|A spiritual aspect to the protests.|
A Taoist shrine had been erected here,
complete with offerings of Toblerone
white chocolate. Only in Hong Kong!
|A Christian outpost. |
Pray for HK, the people implore.
|Even Wang Lee Hom has a vista on the proceedings.|
|Premier Xi Jinping makes an appearance,|
albeit in cardboard.
|A final view of the Mongkok demonstrations.|
DOES DEMOCRACY STAND A CHANCE IN HONG KONG?
OR WILL IT BE A CASE OF
"LET'S SHUT UP AND MAKE MONEY"?
(To quote the title of a book by HK cartoonist Larry Feign)