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The umbrella movement, the Hong Kong protest for univeral suffrage
So it's day 2 of Occupy Hong Kong, which is really a misnomer, as unlike similarly named protests, this one has a solid purpose: universal suffrage for the 2017 elections.
The protests basically started when Bejing reneged on their promise to allow the mayor/council of Hong Kong to be elected in 2017, and instead only allowed the citizens to vote on candidates vetted by Beijing (who'd all be communist party loyalists), rather than allow anyone to run as a candidate.
Day 1 included peaceful protests, in coincidental imitation of other recent protests.
Along with the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets, to break up the peaceful protestors (notice how pristine the nearby buildings are, which should tell you how peaceful the protests are), arresting 89 protestors within the first 24 hours.
Day 2 has been pretty peaceful, as the cops got rid of the riot gear. The current estimate is that several tens of thousands protestors have taken to the streets. Pretty impressive for just the second day of a protest.
Notice how young the crowd is, the vast majority being college students skipping classes to protest.