The Umbrella Revolution

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:46

The Umbrella Revolution is a worldwide effective method for protection against tear gas and pepper spray.

Umbrella Revolution 雨傘革命, started in September 2014 when Hong Kong activists began protesting outside of government headquarters and occupied several major city intersections after China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) announced its decision on proposed electoral reform.

In disallowing civil nominations, the NPCSC made it clear that a 1200-member nominating committee, in which the composition remains subject to a second round of consultation, would elect two to three electoral candidates with more than half of the votes before the general public could vote on them.……