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Umbrella Movement, China, 2014


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    • Hong Kong Protests, China, 2014
    • Umbrella Revolution, China, 2014
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    • found: Work cat: 2017039341: Lee, Francis L.F. Media and protest logics in the digital era, 2018(Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong; examines the role of the media, traditional and digital media platforms, in the formation and dynamics of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. During this time, twenty percent of the local population would join the demonstration, the most large-scale and sustained act of civil disobedience in Hong Kong's history and the largest public protest campaign in China since the 1989 student movement in Beijing)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed on Feb. 26, 2018:(2014 Hong Kong Protests; series of sit-in street protests, often called the Umbrella Revolution and sometimes used interchangeably with Umbrella Movement; occurred in Hong Kong from 26 September to 15 December 2014)
    • found: Time magazine, via Google site search, Feb. 26, 2018(article dated Oct. 5, 2014 by Rishi Iyengar:"6 Questions You Might Have About Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution"; Hong Kong students are currently protesting for more political freedom and have been using umbrellas to protect themselves from police pepper spray. The umbrellas became a symbol of the movement and gave it its nickname, the Umbrella Revolution. Though protest leaders say their campaign is not a revolution but a civil-disobedience movement, the name Umbrella Revolution has stuck; The main demand is full democracy. Protesters want the right to nominate and directly elect the head of the Hong Kong government, known as the chief executive)
    • found: CNN, via Google site search, Feb. 26, 2018:(article dated Oct. 1, 2017 by James Griffith: "Hong Kongers back on the streets"; almost three years to the day after the 2014 Umbrella Movement shut down parts of Hong Kong, thousands of people once again took to the streets Sunday. As the city's government marked the 68th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, protesters wearing black braved stifling heat and pouring rain to call for the release of "political prisoners" jailed last month, including Umbrella leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow; Those arrests marked a turnaround from 2014, when the trio helped bring out hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to call for a more direct form of democracy in the former British colony)
    • found: NYT, via Google site search, Feb. 26, 2018:(article dated Jan. 16, 2018 by Alan Wong: "Joshua Wong Sentenced in Hong Kong for Role in Umbrella Movement"; Mr. Wong had pleaded guilty to contempt of court for refusing to obey a [Hong Kong] court order to leave a protest site in the last days of demonstrations, known as the Umbrella Movement, that paralyzed parts of Hong Kong without winning any political concession from the Chinese government)
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    • 2018-02-26: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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