Hong Kong on the brink

Hong Kong on the brink

Months of unrest in Hong Kong have posed the greatest political challenge to Beijing in decades and put a spotlight on the former British colony’s search for an identity under Chinese rule. In this se

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Office workers join Hong Kong’s protests in shirts and heels
Most of Hong Kong’s protests have taken place on weekends, but now protesters are gathering on weekdays to pressure the government to address their demands.  In Central, the financial district that is home to banks and luxury stores, office workers have been showing up during lunchtime since Monday to voice their anger toward the government and police.  On Wednesday, hundreds of people joined the protest, before riot police were deployed to disperse the crowd.  In the video above, we spoke to some lunchtime protesters about their roles in the movement and the escalating violence in Hong Kong. 
The messages behind Hong Kong’s foreign flags
On June 30, 1997, the last day of British Hong Kong, the Union Jack came down. After more than 150 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong returned to Chinese control. But 22 years after the five-starred Chinese flag went up in the former British colony, a handful of young Hongkongers have taken to waving British and American flags in protests demanding democracy and accountability. Why would they do that? We speak to the protesters to find out the messages behind the symbols.
The grassroots donations behind Hong Kong’s protests
As anti-government protests in Hong Kong enter their 10th week with no end in sight, safety equipment including gas masks and helmets are in high demand among demonstrators. Make-shift donation stations have been popping up around protests sites since the movement started, with people donating things such as food, medical supplies and safety gear. We take a look at the grassroots donation system to see how supporters and donors help keep the protesters out on the streets week after week.