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Signs of the Occupy Movement

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Excerpt from 2009 Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech by novelist Haruki Murakami, “I will always stand on the side of the egg,” Ch. Univ. of Hong Kong, September 22, 2014.

“Burst out in silence—or perish in silence,” Ch. Univ. of Hong Kong, September 22, 2014.

“Disobedience. Seize our own destiny. Class boycott is an imperative,” Ch. Univ. of Hong Kong , September 22, 2014.

Sign: “I am a small potato—very insignificant. But grains of sand can form a castle. I also believe this world would change a little because of us,” Ch. Univ. of Hong Kong, September 22, 2014.

“Class boycott & Occupy Central—youth to act for themselves. Fearless of repression; take back our Future,” Tamar Park, September 26, 2014.

Ribbons on fence form characters for “Students’ civil disobedience,” Tamar Park, September 26, 2014.

“No democracy, no livelihood!” Tamar Park, September 26, 2014.

“Protect students, please drive slowly,” Causeway Bay District, September 28, 2014.

Stenciled dove of peace, Admiralty, September 29, 2014.

Sign on left: “Protect citizens, police to exercise restraint,” Occupy Hong Kong, Admiralty, September 29, 2014. 

“We have hope only because you are there—Hong Kongers, go for it,” Admiralty, September 29, 2014. 

Arrow above characters for “Feel free to step on” points to picture of HK Chief Executive C.Y. Leung, Admiralty, September 29, 2014. 

L: “Democracy will triump,” R: depiction of wolf attacking sheep, Admiralty, September 29, 2014.

“The people will triumph,” Admiralty, September 29, 2014.

“We are not bad children,” Admiralty, September 29, 2014.

“Give me liberty or give me death,” Admiralty, September 29, 2014.

“Freedom” (on green hands), “Strike, Boycott Class” (on white sign), Causeway Bay, September 30, 2014. 

Sign at free supplies station: “Supplies limited, don’t waste,” Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

Communal drawing board, Admiralty, October 1, 2014. 

Sign leaning against concrete barricade: “Do you think I don’t want to go to school?”  Admiralty, October 1, 2014. 

Character on umbrella: “Support,” Admiralty, October 1, 2014. 

Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

“I want genuine universal suffrage,” Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

Characters for “democracy” made up of small leaflets that say “If not now, when? If not us, who?” Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

Desmond Tutu quote, Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

Admiralty, October 1, 2014.

Thank-you signs for international support, Admiralty, October 5, 2014. 

“Government has lost our trust,” Admiralty, October 5, 2014.

Admiralty, October 5, 2014. 

Notes on “Democracy Column,” Tamar Park, October 5, 2014.

“Open Citizens’ Square, keep up resistance, welcome dawn, withdraw NPC Decision, umbrella disobedience, no retreat, no yielding, no fear, love and peace, march forth bravely, speak up,” Admiralty, October 5, 2014.

Sign tied outside of Central Government Complex, Admiralty, October 5, 2014.

Admiralty, October 5, 2014.

Chinese characters: “Civic nomination is absolutely necessary,” Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

 Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

“Citizens persevere, continue the struggle, do not retreat, otherwise all previous efforts would be wasted,” Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

Gandhi quote, Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

Upper left banner, signed “Hunan Citizen”: “Whole world knows why Hong Kong is fighting for genuine universal suffrage—except mainland China,” Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

Lennon Wall, Admiralty, October 10, 2014.

Arrow pointing to “genuine universal suffrage,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Go for it,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Arrow pointing to “democracy,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Sign by mainlander: “I have seen hope here,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Don’t forget your original aim—Everyone swears to fight for genuine universal suffrage,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

The characters for “government” were changed to their homophones “we’re suffering,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Some things—if you don’t deal with now, you’ll never be able to,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Police: Go on strike,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Freedom” (top) and “democracy” (bottom), Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

“Civil Disobedience,” Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Admiralty, October 13, 2014.

Mong Kok, October 14, 2014.

“Support” and “Revolution,” Mong Kok, October 14, 2014.

“Hong Kong, go for it,” Mong Kok, October 14, 2014.

Shrine to Garuda, Buddhist symbol of martial prowess, for protection of Hong Kong, Mong Kok, October 14, 2014.

“Mong Kok library,” Mong Kok, October 14, 2014.

Message to the HK SAR government: “Don’t lie even if your teeth chatter from fear,” Admiralty, October 15, 2014.

“Genuine"-"universal"-"suffrage,” Admiralty, October 15, 2014.

Chinese characters say: "NPCSC's decision is dead end," Admiralty, October 15, 2014.

Admiralty, October 15, 2014. 

“Universal suffrage for our children,” Admiralty, October 15, 2014. 

“Hong Kong people will not be beaten to death,” Admiralty, October 15, 2014. 

“People’s Congress is not greater than the people,” Admiralty, October 21, 2014.

“I want genuine universal suffrage,” Admiralty, October 29, 2014.

“Support classmates,” Admiralty, October 29, 2014.

“Support justice,” Admiralty, October 29, 2014.

Admiralty, October 29, 2014.

Chinese characters: “Leaving is for the sake of returning,” Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Chinese characters: “Peace under heaven,” Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

“Those born into troubled times should take up responsibilities,” Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

 

“Civic nominations,” Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Couplet on white vertical banners: “Hold up your umbrella to make history, Beijing’s colonization of Hong Kong is against heaven’s law,” Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

Admiralty, December 9-10, 2014.

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