Hong Kong protests for democracy 2014

June 2014: A Hong Kong movement for democracy organized an unofficial referendum to give voters the right to chose their leaders without Beijing’s vetting the nominees and the largest demonstration in a decade. Occupy Central with Love and Peace is led by professors and students. Student organizations, Scholarism and The Hong Kong Federation of Students, organized an overnight sit-in after the march that was cleared by police. They used familiar slogans, power to the people” from the 1960s and “the people want….” as used in the Arab Spring. A student leader explained, “Students hold the key to future and asked, “If students don’t stand on the front line of democracy, who else can?”

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