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Looking back at the Umbrella Revolution Low, Hedy; Yuen, Eleanor; Lam, Zoe


Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by St. John's College. Sit-in protests in Hong Kong involving mass civil disobedience frequently referred to as the Umbrella Revolution began in September 2014, as a result of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) of the People's Republic of China decision on proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. The decision was widely seen to be highly restrictive and was tantamount to the Communist Party control of which candidates would be allowed to present themselves to the Hong Kong electorate. Students led a strike against the NPCSC's decision beginning on 22 September 2014, and the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism started protesting outside the government headquarters on 26 September 2014. This panel discussion looks back at the series of events which took place in 2014.

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