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Queen's College Democracy Wall

On the democracy wall at Queen's College, one of the leading government high
(secondary) school in Hong Kong, yellow banners of 'I want real universal
suffrage' proliferate, reflecting the aspiration of the elite students.

On 18 November, a giant banner reading 'I want real universal suffrage' hung
prominantly on the facade of Queen's College to great embarassment of
officials from the government Education Bureau who were meeting there.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2014
30 November 2014


Mask on Tent

A Guy Fawkes mask is seen hanging on a yellow tent with a banner reading 'I want
real universal suffrage' after the rain and raindrops are still visible.

The mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot,
an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London in 1605. The mask became a
symbol for the Occupy movement and other anti-establishment protests around
the world after it was used 'V for Vendetta', published in 1982, and its
2006 film adaptation.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
29 November 2014


Joshua and Lester Banned from Mongkok

Joshua Wong, convenor of Scholarism, and Lester Shum, Deputy Secretary-General
of Hong Kong Federation of Students, both key student leaders of the Umbrella
Movement at Mongkok Occupy zone, minutes before they were arrested on 26 Nov.

Both are banned from entering part of Mongkok as a condition of bail after
they were charged with obstructing bailiffs from clearing barricades. Both
complained that they were man-handled by the police during the arrest.
Joshua said that he was pushed to the ground by 12 policemen while some
attempted repeatedly to hurt his private parts. Case adjourned to 14 Jan.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Mongkok Hong Kong | 2014
28 November 2014


Mongkok Occupy Clearing Continues

52 year-old Lui Yuk-lin, aka Lady Long Hair, carries a yellow umbrella and a
large banner reading 'I want real universal suffrage' to protest clearing of
Mongkok Occupy zone by the police.

Bailiff agents begin clearing Nathan Road at Mongkok occupy zone yesterday at
around 9:30 am as protesters questioned their proper authorisation. The
police use this as an excuse to take over the clearing. Traffic is restored
by around 1:30 pm. Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two key student leaders of
Umbrella Movement were among at least 32 arrested.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Mongkok Hong Kong | 2014
27 November 2014


Mongkok Occupy Clearing Starts

Bailiffs begin clearing Argyle Road at Mongkok occupy zone yesterday at around
10 am while protesters offer little resistance. Traffic is restored by around
4 pm. However, many protesters are still on Nathan Road and are outside the
current court-ordered injunction.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Mongkok Hong Kong | 2014
26 November 2014

My News Report on Award-winning Newswire.


My Occupy Photo Exhibition Moved

My Photo Exhibition 'Hong Kong Stands Up' at Admiralty Occupy zone has been moved
to a more prominent location by someone or some party to my surprise. Previously,
it was partially blocked by some tents pitched right in front of my photos.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
25 November 2014


Flying Chess Game Board at Admiralty

A huge flying chess game board, a popular local game measuring 4.5 x 4.5 metres,
appears at Admiralty Occupy zone. It is art installation, created by Judy, a
third year student at the Institute of Education.

The yellow pieces represent the Umbrella Movement, the blue pieces for Blue
ribbon camp, the red stands for the Chinese communists and the green for
Our Hong Kong Foundation recently established by C Y Tung, former Chief
Executive of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
24 November 2014


Radicals Want to Dismantle Main Stage

A small splinter group of protesters went to Admiralty Occupy zone to demand
that the main stage there be dismantled and the marshal system be disbanded.
They said that the Occupy leaders do not represent them and the marshals
tried to stop people from attacking Legislative Council building. Protesters
camping at the site describe the radicals as 'troublemakers'. Student
leaders debated with them and explained the need for the stage and marshals.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
23 November 2014


Real Suffrage Christmas Cake

A banner reading 'we want real universal suffrage' hangs on the full height
of a house, albeit on a Christmas cake. The cake features occupy scenes,
measuring 10x14 inches, has been delivered to Admiralty Occupy zone by a
foreign dessert chef who had camped out there. One can find little bears
in yellow jackets holding yellow umbrellas and their counterparts with
blue jackets on different sides of barricades, symbolising the yellow
and blue ribbon camps.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
22 November 2014


Occupy Marshal Head Alex Kwok

Alex Kwok Siu-kit, head of marshals at Admiralty Occupy zone keeps an
eagle's eye over the pro-democracy protesters with a 50-strong team.
Kwok has slept on-site since the start of the Occupy movement. On
12 Nov, Kwok tackled the attackers of Jimmy Lai to the ground and
handed them over to the police but was arrested on suspicion of
fighting which infuriated Occupy supporters.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
21 November 2014


Sports Car as Democracy Wall

A sports car parked at Admiralty Occupy zone has been used as some kind of
democracy wall. 'We want real universal suffrage' in bold red Chinese
characters is clearly visible on the front while the body is covered
with the people's wishes and yearning for democracy in Hong Kong.

The owner Mr Choi welcomes the use of his car as a medium of expression.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
20 November 2014


Masked Protester at Admiralty Occupy Zone

One of the Occupy protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes mask in front of the 'umbrella
tree' art installation, a symbol of the 'umbrella movement', during the clearing
outside CITIC Tower at Admiralty Occupy zone.

The mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot,
an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London in 1605. The mask became a
symbol for the Occupy movement and other anti-establishment protests around
the world after it was used 'V for Vendetta', published in 1982, and its
2006 film adaptation.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
19 November 2014


Clearing Occupy Outside CITIC Tower

Occupy protesters offer little resistance as bailiffs enact court injunction
to clear barricades blocking access to CITIC Tower at Admiralty. Clearing
started at around 10 am and is completed by around 3 pm.

Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan says that the government should seek a political
solution to end the Occupy, rather than using the court to issue a civil
injunction.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
18 November 2014


My News Report on the Front Page of Award-winning Newswire on 18-19 Nov 2014.


Giant Yellow Umbrellas

One of the many giant yellow umbrellas, symbol of Umbrella Movement, springing
up at Admiralty Occupy zone. They are created by a group of retirees who
want to contribute to the Movement and provide more shades to the open
'Umbrella Plaza' at Harcoiurt Road.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
17 November 2014


Student Leaders' Beijing Trip Banned

Alex Chow, Secretary-general of Hong Kong Federation of Students, and other
student leaders of the Occupy and Umbrella Movement demand Beijing and the
Hong Kong government explain why their Homeland Visitation Permits were
revoked yesterday, just before they were to fly to Beijing to press for
real universal suffrage.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
16 November 2014


Jimmy Lai Brushes Off 'Stinky' Attack

Jimmy Lai chee-ying, chairman of Next Media Group and a pro-democracy supporter,
continues to stay at Admiralty Occupy zone despite being targeted in 'stinky'
attack the day before by three men who thrown rotten offal at him in his tent.
Occupy marshals tackled the attackers to the ground and handed them over to
the police but the three attackers and two marshals were all arrested
at the protest of the occupiers.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
15 November 2014


Totoro Supports Umbrella Movement?

A giant poster of Totoro, a character in the 1988 Japanese animated film 'My
Neighbour Totoro' by Hayao Miyazaki, holding a yellow umbrella - the symbol
of the Umbrella Movement, appears in Causeway Bay and Mongkok Occupy zones.
In the film, the protagonist Satsuki offers Totoro her umbrella on a rainy
night, just as one of the protesters offered his umbrella to a policeman.

Totoro in the poster wears a yellow hard hat with his right arm wrapped in
rubber mat squares, just like the protesters for protection against police
batons. Numerous symbols like Jesus, General Guan, giant banner on Lion
Rock, police pepper-spraying, etc are integrated into the poster. This
is representative of the many creative art forms springing up all over
the Occupy zones.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2014
14 November 2014


Joshua Wong Prefers Arrest Over Surrender

Joshua Wong, convenor of Scholarism - the influential high school activist group,
says he would rather be arrested at the Occupy zone than surrendering to the
police when interviewed by D100 Internet radio station live at Admiralty Occupy
zone on Harcourt Road, now dubbed the 'Umbrella Plaza'.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
13 November 2014


Allan Au Loves My Photos

Allan Au Ka Lun, media veteran, prolific current affairs columnist and an former
Knight Fellow at Stanford University, visits my photo exhibition at Admiralty
Occupy zone. Au loves and wants to use my photos in his columns and blogs.
I am happy to comply.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
12 November 2014


Hong Kong Camp

'Hong Kong Camp', one of the more colourful tents created by artist George
Wong at Admiralty Occupy zone, features a brick house with windows and
a tiled roof, reflecting the mentality of the occupiers to be there for
a longer time.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
11 November 2014


Watching the Fall of Berlin Wall 25 Years On

The 25th anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated
at Cattle Depot in Hong Kong as a video of the event was projected onto
a replica of the Wall.

For 28 years, the Berlin Wall which was erected in 12-13 August 1961 was both
the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany and the symbolic
'Iron Curtain' between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.

To Kwa Wan Hong Kong | 2014
10 November 2014


Fall of Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary

For 28 years, the Berlin Wall which was erected in 12-13 August 1961 was both
the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany and the symbolic
'Iron Curtain' between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.

On 9 November 1989, as the Cold War began to thaw across Eastern Europe, East
German government, after several weeks of civil unrest, announced that their
citizens could visit West Berlin and West Germany. Thousands of East Germans
crossed and climbed onto the wall. Over the next few weeks, euphoric public
chipped away parts of the wall. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way
for German reunification on 3 October 1990.

The 25th anniversary of this historic event is celebrated at Cattle Depot
in Hong Kong.

To Kwa Wan Hong Kong | 2014
9 November 2014


Umbrellas Movement Support from Shanghai

Mr Shen from Shanghai comes to Admiralty Occupy zone to show his
'support for Hong Kong's determination and courage to persue
democracy and freedom.'

In the background - Hong Kong Stands Up - Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
8 November 2014


Umbrellas Up

Umbrellas went up at Admiralty Occupy zone as it started to rain the night
before the 'beginning of winter' on the Chinese almanac.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2014
7 November 2014


Don't 'Pocket' First

Raphael Wong, Vice Chairman of the League of Social Democrats, explains at
a public forum in Mongkok Occupy zone why it is unwise to accept and
'pocket' an imperfect election reform first for having universal
suffrage of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong government in 2017.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Mongkok Hong Kong | 2014
6 November 2014


Umbrella Raised at Merlion

The Merlion, a monster with a lion head and a body of a fish, has become a
marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.

As a yellow umbrella, symbol of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, is raised,
a local comments that if Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's ruthless first Prime
Minister, were to act, it will be crushed brutally and undoubtedly.

Marina Bay Singapore | 2014
5 November 2014


Playing Nageshswaram

An Indian musician playing nageshswaram, a double-reed wind instrument also
called nayanam, at Sri Vadapathira Kallamman Temple, a South Indian temple
which is dedicated to Kallamman, the Destroyer of Evil.

Little India is the most atmospheric of Singapore's historic quarters.
It is as close as it gets to Singapore of the old chaotic days. 9% of
the population is Indian vs 74% Chinese and 14% Malay.

Little India Singapore | 2014
4 November 2014


Super Trees and Marina Bay Sands

Super trees at Gardens by the Bay light up at dusk against the Marina Bay
Sands Hotel. These are uniquely designed vertical gardens of 25 to 50
metres tall.

Marina Bay Sands, opened in 2010, is the world's most expensive building
at US$ 4.7 billion. The normally strait-laced government was forced to
introduce casinos with the hotel after the financial crisis.

Marina Bay Singapore | 2014
3 November 2014


Peranakan Terrace Houses

Colourful Peranakan Terrace Houses decorated with plaster stucco columns, off
Joo Chiat Road in the Katong District.

Katong Singapore | 2005
2 November 2014


Giant Colour Chalk Drawing

A giant colour drawing using chalk appears on Harcourt Road, next to the
City Hall car park, showing a yellow umbrella amongst many flowers and
the words 'blossom everywhere', the largest of numerous artwork
scattered throughout the Occupy zones.

Hong Kong Stands Up Photo Exhibition on-going
Admiralty Occupy Zone
(Harcourt Road x Tim Mei Av - Next to Democracy Classroom)
October 2014 until End of Occupy - Open 24 Hours

Central Hong Kong | 2014
1 November 2014

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