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#HongKong protests: #UmbrellaRevolution phrase takes hold over social media as unrest symbol

#HongKong protests: #UmbrellaRevolution phrase takes hold over social media as unrest symbol

HONG KONG (AFP) - Protesters armed with little more than parasols and determination have brought central Hong Kong to a standstill with their demands for full democracy, in a movement that has been dubbed the "umbrella revolution". The umbrella is fast emerging as the symbol of the demonstrations that since Sunday have paralysed the Asian financial hub - a quintessential image in a city known for its downpours. The demonstrations that have brought thousands onto the streets turned violent on Sunday evening as the police used tear gas and pepper spray against the swelling crowds. The protesters - mostly university students and high school pupils who last week boycotted classes in an attempt to pressure Beijing - were ill-equipped to deal with the sudden violent turn. They wrapped their eyes in clingfilm or donned goggles, wore paper face masks and cowered behind umbrellas t...

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