Umbrella Revolution

Image 12 of 37
< Prev Next >
Occupy 64.jpg
HONG KONG, HONG KONG SAR, CHINA - OCTOBER 02: A police officer with anti-riot gear (left) faces protestors threatening government buildings, as part of a pro-democracy sit-in known as 'Occupy Central', in Tamar square, Admirality, Hong Kong, on October 2, 2014. Also called the 'Umbrella revolution', the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement began in response to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's 2017 election for the top civil position of chief executive. Protest leaders now demand the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Chun-ying. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)