Hong Kong Protesters Mimic #Ferguson – March With ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ (Video)
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters held their mimicked Ferguson, Missouri protesters today.
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”
Hands up don’t shoot is being used by tens of thousands as a form of protest in Hong Kong. (Alex Medina)
Fortunately for Hong Kong, the protesters did not loot and torch all the local stores.
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) September 29, 2014
MSNBC reported on the Hong Kong protests:
After deploying tear gas to break up pro-democracy demonstrators, police in Hong Kong warned late Sunday local time that they will use “a higher level of force” against the crowds of thousands if “public order” is not restored.
Demonstrators have gathered outside government headquarters near the city’s financial district calling for the Chinese government to grant democratic reforms in Hong Kong. An overwhelming amount of protesters were seen mimicking the symbolic “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture used throughout protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Students – many of whom have already boycotted a week of classes – and activists began camping out on Friday, and were later joined by members of a civil disobedience movement known as Occupy Central.
Thousands of protesters took part in the massive rally.
For the record… Hong Kong’s economic freedom score is 90.1, making it the top-rated economy in the Index for the 20th consecutive year.