WASHINGTON — Pro-democracy student protesters faced off against an aggressive police force in Hong Kong even after talks between the Chinese government and student protesters were announced.
Reuters reported that unarmed protesters had to fight back against Hong Kong’s police force, who tried to move in and dismantle the protesters’ campsites.
The protesters have not relented in their demands or their movement, which has gone on for three weeks. They demand that Hong Kong be able to elect their own city leader, who is currently appointed by the central Communist Chinese government in Beijing. They also demanded that the current leader of Hong Kong resign from his position, which he has refused to do so.
Known by some as the “Umbrella Revolution,” protesters used umbrellas to repel pepper spray used by police forces.