A radio report for the DW network
The street protests in Hong Kong to demand free elections may have been dispersed, but the demonstrators are not giving up. One artist is documenting the campaign with his pencil and sketchbook.
All photos by Wendy Tang.
By ELAINE KURTENBACH and WENDY TANG
HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists agreed Sunday to remove some barriers blocking roads and sidewalks ahead of the government’s deadline to scale back their protests. But the demonstrators appeared to be divided, and others refused to budge, with only hours to go.
By JOANNA CHIU and WENDY TANG
HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city’s main shopping areas.
HONG KONG (AP) – Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is grabbing worldwide headlines in the past few days with the pro-democracy movement known as Occupy Central. Many foreign media descend to the Chinese territory to cover the protests. With some luck and connections, I was offered a few freelance fixing, translating and reporting opportunities.