What were the 2014 Hong Kong protests (Umbrella Movement/Umbrella Revolution)?

  • Started Sept. 2014 when activists protested outside the HK Govt. HQ & occupied intersections in response to China's decisions on proposed HK electoral reform.
  • Protesters want HK to be allowed to choose leaders in 2017 elections without interference from China.
  • Chinese govt. has said it will allow universal suffrage, but will screen candidates for the chief executive post in advance. Protests continue.

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