The quest for democracy in Hong Kong – a continuation of the Asian wave of popular protests?

Hopes for change in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: toto

Hopes for change in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy: toto

Protesters of the ”Umbrella Revolution” recently marked its first month of continuous protests. Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong – not least university students – have occupied the heart of the city since September, calling for democratic rule and universal suffrage. This mass-mobilisation of citizens-turned-activists could be seen as yet another example of the Asian wave of popular protests, which has already made way in countries like Burma and Cambodia before swelling over Hong Kong.

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