hong kong (umbrella) protest
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Protesters in Hong Kong are downloading this off-the-grid chat app in an effort to organize themselveshttp://t.co/X4qf9YHFbc
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WIRED/status/517895833128566784
Hong Kong protesters making tough choices about what tools to use for communication, coordination:http://t.co/xwFJAn6mvh
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/518066302343479296
@globalvoices has a massive special coverage section with eyewitness reports, background on #OccupyCentral Hong Kong http://t.co/EWXkR5oJaA
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/518081371190099968
Hong Kong protesters beaten and bloodied as thugs attack sit-in http://t.co/ATJFkoa2px via @guardian
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JuHong89/status/518221026916716544
july 2015 – interactive documentary (oculus rift)
Watch the trailer for award-winning documentary about Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s teenage activist ti.me/2p3mstl
TWICE EACH DAY, for about an hour after sunrise and again before sunset, the sun casts a hazy, golden hue over the landscape. Photographers call it the golden hour or the magic hour
Lotte Leicht (@LotteLeicht1) tweeted at 4:46 AM – 13 Jul 2019 :
“Young people .. know that #HongKong, w its habits of civil freedoms … and its confrontation w #China’s dictatorship .. is a laboratory for the world.” Will —can? —a free populace that wishes to remain free be annexed by an authoritarian machine?”
@aiww https://t.co/aVkZCRo5cC (http://twitter.com/LotteLeicht1/status/1149993558667124736?s=17)
Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) tweeted at 3:47 AM – 10 Aug 2019 :
“Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!”
Hong Kongers singing Les Miserables at the airport protest – via @joshuawongcf https://t.co/aYWAvKQVYg(http://twitter.com/juliamacfarlane/status/1160125477736071168?s=17)
zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 5:31 AM – 11 Aug 2019 :
A tear gas canister landed right next to me. I was given an eyewash within 30 seconds or so. (I’m fine. I stepped further away.) This #HongKongProtests have been more “Telegram and Tear Gas” so far, but it’s also clear the protesters have their logistics down. :-) https://t.co/T1S4JEOa3d (http://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1160514034283810816?s=17)
Antony Dapiran (@antd) tweeted at 5:19 AM – 12 Aug 2019 :
What an image. And what an astounding series of events. Clearly HK Police behavior over weekend stoked outrage; thousands of protesters turned out, succeeded in shutting down entire intl airport (with help from an hysterical govt) & then walked home. No arrests. No violence. https://t.co/3N9PnWCRO3 (http://twitter.com/antd/status/1160873466498699264?s=17)
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 5:16 AM – 13 Aug 2019 :
“They’re calling for a revolution.”
Clashes between police and protesters have brought Hong Kong to a standstill. Here’s what protesters are demanding, and how the standoff is bringing the city to the brink.
Watch “Go There” on Facebook Watch: https://t.co/wQOQKCSQNehttps://t.co/XKioE6RwyV (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/1161235035124617217?s=17)
zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) tweeted at 6:08 AM – 13 Aug 2019 :
Some protesters are trying hard to take care of the trapped travelers. This group felt uneasy but they said they will do their part. I know last weekends escalation was a turning point, but so is this—in terms of how this movement finds its footing for strategic decision-making. https://t.co/KV0DwZ1f0V (http://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1161248267583180801?s=17)
ie: few protesters blocking injured police from medics..then adding.. protesters that would have defused that already gone/arrested..also bit on how many eyes destroyed (tear gas)
Bloomberg Next China (@next_china) tweeted at 4:29 AM – 18 Aug 2019 :
Here are some images of the sea of umbrellas filling streets in Hong Kong as protesters braved heavy rain for another huge rally https://t.co/53yPPO7Cwshttps://t.co/YeghMieZRA (http://twitter.com/next_china/status/1163035074369134593?s=17)
Ramy Inocencio 英若明 (@RamyInocencio) tweeted at 2:37 AM – 18 Aug 2019 :
Massive, patient, peaceful, wet. This is #HongKong right now. Sea of umbrellas. We’re on the footbridge looking east to Causeway Bay. Huge backup to Victoria Park. #HongKongProtests @CBSNews is here. https://t.co/IvHcNuUXJ4(http://twitter.com/RamyInocencio/status/1163006880555208704?s=17)
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LostDutch (@lostdutchhk) tweeted at 4:06 AM – 18 Aug 2019 :
Still a non-stop crowd leaving Victoria Park.
#antiELAB #HongKong #HongKongProtest https://t.co/B7pgA2olWZ (http://twitter.com/lostdutchhk/status/1163029387266031616?s=17)
Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) tweeted at 0:38 AM on Mon, Aug 19, 2019:
I love Hong Kong. We deserve democracy and freedom. How can Beijing blame us as Rioters? https://t.co/V1vz6lRvJz
The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) tweeted at 5:45 AM – 30 Aug 2019 :
As Hong Kong enters its 13th weekend of protests, police arrested several opposition figures #WSJWhatsNow https://t.co/56b7m9tFso(http://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1167402836935602176?s=17)
Sarah Leah Whitson (@sarahleah1) tweeted at 4:54 AM – 4 Sep 2019 :
Huge step forward as #HongKong government withdraws #extraditionbill — refusal to do so instigated the wide scale public protests. But will be hard to bottle up the people power it has unleashed! https://t.co/3CfeAnmQu7(http://twitter.com/sarahleah1/status/1169202027349647360?s=17)
Tiffany May (@nytmay) tweeted at 5:34 AM – 8 Sep 2019 :
Sep 8, 6:23PM. Thousands of protesters marched from Central after gathering poles and barricades from a construction site. Some piled bricks into a supermarket trolley; others bashed traffic lights. https://t.co/Q2irru9yYZ(http://twitter.com/nytmay/status/1170661760879058944?s=17)
Erin Hale (@erinhale) tweeted at 3:44 AM – 8 Sep 2019 :
Fire on pedder street – right in the middle of Hong Kong’s expensive central business district – expect to see more today https://t.co/at2kMYnFhg (http://twitter.com/erinhale/status/1170633908490080257?s=17)
TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 5:33 AM – 22 Nov 2019 :
Hong Kong protesters built a “fully functioning city” inside a besieged university. Here’s what it looked like https://t.co/pJsZdQzprM (http://twitter.com/TIME/status/1197855497065574401?s=17)
The occupiers originally numbered in the hundreds. But around 800 protesterswho originally barricaded themselves inside Polytechnic University (PolyU) had surrendered as of Tuesday night. Others attempted daring escapes, crawling through underground sewerage systems or abseiling off a footbridge to make their way to waiting getaway vehicles below.. Now only a few hardliners remain
“Within a matter of hours, they turned this place into a fully-functioning city,” Bing tells TIME by phone.. Volunteer chefs whipped up hamburgers and french fries in the campus diner, and improvised pizza from bread, cheese and tomato sauce they found in the school’s canteen, to feed the hundreds of protesters who descended on the campus.
Students turned the drained swimming pool into a practice range for Molotov-throwing practice and a gymnasium into de facto barracks. “There were mattresses, foam mats that they’d commandeered from the gym laid out, with blankets, pillows, clothing, gear,” Bing says.
Protesters attempted to flee from the university on several occasions, but they were pushed back by volleys of tear gas.
Those left on campus (50 some – a lot of high schoolers) he says, are hiding out or looking for escape routes, but they remain defiant. “Some of them have been on the front lines since June,” says Bing. “They don’t want to surrender.”
‘This is the darkest day for Hong Kong’ – BBC News https://t.co/TcPJxV3ti8
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aiww/status/1277961614424080390
Artist and activist Ai Weiwei has warned lawyers and activists could be “disappeared or sentenced” after China passed a controversial security law giving it new powers over Hong Kong.
President Xi Jinping signed the law and it is being placed in Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, criminalising sedition and effectively curtailing protests.
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Shields + Umbrellas for immediate protection and then leaf blowers to blow the teargas back towards the cops. It’s so brilliantly simple, courtesy of Hongkongers.
#HongKong you ain’t forgotten. https://t.co/ExUdb9XagU
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/joeyayoub/status/1286222407158685696
BREAKING: Many prominent #HongKong opposition figures, including both sitting and former Legislative Council members, have just been arrested. As of now, the includes Eddie Chu, Ray Chan, Fernando Cheung, Wu Chi-Wai, Andrew Wan, Helena Wong and Steven Kwok.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/status/1322696443937935361
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Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/leashless/status/1337962690753474563
Survey finds more than 600,000 may want to move to Britain, many within two years of January start date.. allowing those with colonial-era British National Overseas (BNO) status to obtain visas and pursue a “path to citizenship”.
Those who wanted to come to Britain overwhelmingly said their main motivation for uprooting their lives and moving halfway around the world was political pressure.
“Ninety-six per cent consider Hong Kong no longer a safe and free home that they are used to living in, after the passing of the national security law,” the HKB report said.
A small proportion of those hoping to move have been arrested for their role in pro-democracy protests since 2019. Although criminal records are often a bar for visas, Hongkongers in Britain called for UK authorities to use discretion in cases of applicants charged with political crimes.