The Umbrella Revolution

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Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (Photo by AP Photo)

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A man is framed by a barricade made of metal gates and umbrellas in the central financial district, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked streets in Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience to push demands for genuine democratic reforms. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)

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Protesters use umbrellas to shelter themselves from the sun as they block an area near the government headquarters building in Hong Kong, October 1, 2014. Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Riot police scuffle with pro-democracy students after hundreds of protesters stormed into a restricted area at the government headquarters, after a rally ahead of the October 1 “Occupy Central” civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong September 27, 2014. Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray on Saturday to disperse dozens of students who had stormed government headquarters, but an equal number held their ground in protests against Beijing’s tightening grip on the city. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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A protester holds an umbrella as he gathers around the Golden Bauhinia Square before an official flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Chinese National Day in Hong Kong, October 1, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Paul Zimmerman, a district councillor, raises a yellow umbrella as Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (5th R) and other officials make a toast to guests at a reception following a flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong October 1, 2014, celebrating the 65th anniversary of China National Day. As tensions subsided, weary protesters dozed or sheltered from the sun beneath umbrellas, which have become a symbol of what some are calling the “umbrella revolution”. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Umbrellas used by protesters are seen at a site where they blocked the main road leading to the financial Central district in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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A protester sleeps under an umbrella as she blocks a street outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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Protesters take shelter from the rain under umbrellas as they block the main street to the financial Central district outside of the government headquarters in Hong Kong, September 30, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A man walks by a barricade of metal fence and umbrellas on a street at the central financial district, near the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A protester draws on an umbrella with Chinese characters reading “true elections” (in white) during a rally blocking the main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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A poster with a drawing of an umbrella with the Chinese characters “peace” is displayed at a rally as protesters block the main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Pro-democracy students scuffle with riot police after hundreds of protesters stormed into a restricted area at the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 27, 2014. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Protesters rally next to an umbrella as they block the main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Riot police leave an area in front of the government headquarters as protesters block the main street to the financial Central district in Hong Kong, September 29, 2014. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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A man takes picture of umbrellas and signs placed along a main street at Mongkok shopping district, which was occupied by protesters, in Hong Kong September 30,2014. One of the signs reads: “Shame of the Hong Kong Government”. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Protesters walk past an umbrella as they block the main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong September 30, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Protesters carry umbrellas to try to protect themselves from being pepper-sprayed during a confrontation with the police in Hong Kong September 27, 2014. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Students from various universities take part in a demonstration at the Chinese University in Hong Kong September 22, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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