Hong Kong Protests Infographic

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Hong Kong Protests Infographic

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Hong Kong Protests

1. It was the longest protest in Hong Kong since 19972. AKA the Umbrella Movement, because protestors used umbrellas to protect themselves against pepper spray attacks.3. Protestors were pro-democracy for the upcoming elections in 2017.4. There were multiple groups who aimed to stop the protests, like "The Silent Majority for Hong Kong".5. Beijing released a statement saying thag protestors were "confused and lopsided in their understanding". 6. China has blamed this pro-democracy movement on interference from Britain and the US.7. The upcoming elections with allow people to vote on cadidates approved by a committee, but residents fear this may mean that only those who agree with the current government will be approved.8. Benny Tai is credited with starting Occupy Central, the main group that organized the protests.9. The Ultra Umbrella Marathon was held during the protests, and the trail of the marathon looks like an umbrella on a map.

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Amount of Protestors

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29405576

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29405576

10. 87 canisters of tear gas were used during the first attempted round of clearances

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/27/world/asia/hong-kong-five-things/


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