Politics

Occupy in the name of Hong Kong people

THE student storming of Civic Square lead by Scholarism leader Mr Joshua Wong Chi-fung ended up with 61 arrests, students pepper sprayed and an early start to Occupy Central. After Occupy Central leader Mr. Benny Tai Yiu-ting announced the official start to the movement in the early hours of September 28, protesters poured in to occupy main roads outside government headquarters in Admiralty. The pro-democracy protests escalated with thousands of people spontaneously occupying other areas of the city out of anger fanned by police use of tear gas to disperse protesters. The turnout was "totally unexpected," said Mr Tai.

 

1. Admiralty

Admiralty is the first and most significant protest site since the occupy movement started at the Central Government Complex on Tim Mei Avenue and spread to Harcourt Road and Queensway.

2. Central

Traffic is blocked at Connaught Road Central, the financial hub the Occupy Central movement originally aimed to paralyze.

3. Wan Chai

Protesters gather at Gloucester Road and Lung Wo Road. Crowds take shelter in the Academy for Performing Arts the night tear gas is used.

4. Causeway Bay

An escalating number of protesters spread to Yee Wo Street near Hennessy Road and Lockhart Road in Causeway Bay on September 29.

5. Mong Kok

Protesters call on people to occupy Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok with sit-in and blockades.

6. Tsim Sha Tsui

Canton Road in business district Tsim Sha Tsui is blocked at midnight on October 1, China's National Day and the beginning of China's Golden Week holiday. The occupy movement in Tsim Sha Tsui comes to an end two days later.

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