wolfseeker87

wolfseeker87:

THE UMBRELLA REVOLUTION 

We don’t need any tear gas, we’re crying already.

風雨中抱緊自由。 Brace our freedom among the storm.

It is Day 3 since 28th September 2014, the day Hong Kong Police threw Tear Gas to protestors.

Hong Kong citizens are fighting for democracy to select our own Chief Executive. We don’t want China’s claws on our back and hands on our throat.

Please, Tumblr, reblog and spread the word like wildfire.

SAVE HONG KONG. 

DO NOT LET HONG KONG FALL.

Photo credit to Marieke de Vries

trohfro

trohfro:

MASTERPOST OF INFORMATION FOR THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG

*all photographs used here are taken by me unless otherwise stated

HISTORY OF HONG KONG

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Hong Kong’s Tourism Board
  3. lonelyplanet (read “the clamour for democracy”, 1997 related sections, “One Country, Two Systems”, “the recent past”)
  4. Tumblr user stirringwind has written a great post on what it means to be chinese in relation to Hong Kong

HISTORY OF THE PROTEST MOVEMENT

  1. buzzfeed has a great short article which summarises it (although some things are slightly wrong)
  2. time.com 
  3. vox.com interview with Jeffery Wasserstrom (based in the USA, scholar on China)
  4. npr.org
  5. cnn “what you need to know”

GLOSSARY

  1. Occupy Central: An abbreviation of “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” it is an organisation started by Benny Tai in 2013 in anticipation of the elections not being carried out to international standards. It is one of the two main groups protesting. (wikipedia official site official twitter)
  2. Scholarism: A student activist group formed in 2011 by secondary school students. The other main group protesting. (wikipedia official twitter)
  3. Central / Admiralty / Causeway Bay / Mong Kok / Wan Chai: Main business and shopping areas in Hong Kong, known for being incredibly busy. Together they make up the central hub of movement in HK. (MTR map)
  4. MTR: Hong Kong’s underground train transport system, similar to New York’s Subway or London’s Underground. 
  5. Chief ExecutiveThe position Hong Kong is fighting to elect fairly, it is the top political position in Hong Kong. (wikipedia)
  6. Leung Chun-ying / CY Leung: The current Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Viewed by the majority of HK as a “communist puppet” or as someone being controlled by the CCP. (wikipedia)
  7. 689: The number of electoral votes CY Leung won by, a very auspicious number which translates roughly to something like “the long road of prosperity”. Many HKers believe it to be suspiciously auspicious, and use it as a pejorative against CY Leung.
  8. One Country, Two Systems: Is the system Hong Kong is governed under now. It is essentially where Hong Kong is officially part of China, however it is governed by a democratic government. (A more detailed explanation here)

RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

  1. First 12 Hours of Occupy Central (SCMP)
  2. Day Two Report (SCMP)
  3. Night Two Report (SCMP)
  4. BBC 2, LIVE
  5. David Cameron on the issue (Sky News)
  6. CNN 2, 3
  7. 33 Pictures (Buzzfeed)
  8. Joshua Wong released from custody (SCMP)
  9. NY Times
  10. HK Police pepper spray elderly protestor
  11. An Open Letter to Hong Kong
  12. Independent 1, 2
  13. Huffington Post

SITES TO FOLLOW FOR MORE NEWS

  1. Live Streams 1,2
  2. Supplies needed for the protestors
  3. South China Morning Post (Hong Kong’s no 1 English news)
  4. Day Three Live Report (SCMP)
  5. English twitter links 1,2,3,4,5

This is not exhaustive, but it is what I can think of as of now (30/9 4:05 PM). Please check to see if you are reblogging the latest information, as I will try to update this periodically. Hong Kong is my home and I want to get this information out! Please ask any questions here for clarification, and I will answer you to the best of my ability. Please try to get the message out to as many people as you can, and FUCK 689.