Causeway Bay, Last Day – Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution
This image, taken by Pasu Au Yeung in December 2014, captures a striking, unexpected visual from the aftermath of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution. From Igor Volsky for Think Progress in September 2014:
“Riot police in Hong Kong are deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against at least 13,000 protesters demanding greater democratic reforms. The movement — dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” for the demonstrators’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas — is capturing the world’s attention and leading some analysts to wonder if the event could escalate into a broader push for greater democracy in the region.”
Image downloaded from Wikimedia Commons, September 29, 2015. Accessible for public use under the Creative Commons License.