This should give you an idea of the scale of the protest.
The footage is from a drone owned by a protester.
*There is no audio (sound) so don’t bother turning up the volume.
In response to China’s planned erosion of democratic electoral process in the SAR of Hong Kong (China proposing to only allow their approved candidates to stand for election), an occupation has begun.
The people republic of China has always held democratic reforms as being dangerous and unpalatable and to this day many Chinese residents are completely unaware of the Tienanmen square pro democracy protest from 1989 and the gruesome way in which it ended.
Many of the protesters have taken to wearing eye protection with some using a improvised saran wrap (AKA cling film/ glad wrap) as a ‘better than nothing’ protection from presumably noxious gasses that may be released by authorities to break up the protest.
These guys are smart they are going straight to the heart of the beast, threatening to disrupt banking and finance in Hong Kong.
Occupy Central appears to be under attack from police right now.