Friday, May 6, 2016

A Walking Tour of Hong Kong's Central District with Firsthand Story of the start of the Umbrella Movement Protests.

In March of 2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and Beijing. As a part of the trip, the group I was with learned about the tensions between the Hong Kong people and the Chinese Government. Specifically through the acting out of those tensions through the Occupy protests in 2012 and the Umbrella Movement that began in 2014. 

One way in which we learned about this historic protest conflict was via a walking tour of the Central District in which the events were described to us firsthand by a protester who was there when it all started and remained part of the Umbrella movement through the end of the occupation of the Central District.

Issac was kind enough to allow me to film his description of things. This video is a compilation of clips from different areas of focus during the Occupy Central with Love and Peace protests. The video is less than 20 minutes long and contains gems of information from beginning to end. If you are wanting to get a sense of what happened, good luck finding another video like this one. 

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