New Yorkers support Hong Kong


On Oct. 1, China's National Day, several hundred New Yorkers—overwhelmingly of Chinese descent, and many from Hong Kong—gathered in Times Square to support the Occupy Central movement. Attendees carried umbrellas in solidarity with the Hong Kong protesters, who have used umbrellas to protect from tear gas. Many also wore yellow ribbons, another symbol of the movement. The crowd repeatedly sang "Under a Vast Sky" by the Hong Kong band Beyond, which has become the anthem of the movement. Chants (in Cantonese) included "Full suffrage, Hong Kong!" and "CY Leung, resign now!" Representatives from New York's Tibetan and Taiwanese activist communities were also on hand. The Hong Kong protests are now in their fifth day. 

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