Umbrella Revolution

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HONG KONG, HONG KONG SAR, CHINA - OCTOBER 04: Mandy Li, 34, poses for a photograph holding a symbolic umbrella as she and other protesters occupy Yee Wo Street, part of pro-democracy 'Occupy Central' camp in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on October 4, 2014. Mandy Li, a commerce analyst, says: 'These last 17 years (since the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China) we trusted politicians to obtain universal suffrage. That failed, and we realized that unless we take things in our own hands, there won't be any progress'. The 'Umbrella revolution' or 'Occupy Central' is a civil disobedience movement that 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. Thousands of pro-democracy supporters are calling for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. (Photo by Lucas Schifres/Getty Images)