Monthly Archives: October 2014

NEWS – In Pictures: HK’s Own ‘Kim Jong-Un’ Visits Occupy Camp on Halloween

The main Umbrella Movement site in Admiralty received an unusual visitor this Halloween in the form of a Kim Jong-Un lookalike.

The sinister Kim-a-like is actually a 35-year-old local musician named Howard. The Australian Hong Konger is gifted with a striking resemblance to the North Korean dictator.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Kevin Cheng’s Lego Man Visits Occupy

Freelance art photographer Kevin Cheng has been roaming the Umbrella Movement sites with his Lego Man accomplice.

Cheng’s “Lost In Lego Cityexhibition won acclaim last year. He told the SCMP that the Lego Man represents young graduates who feel like they are ‘thrown around’ like toys within the confines of modern Hong Kong society.

BLOG – Occupy Halloween: Umbrella Movement-related Costume Ideas

As police claim that protesters are wearing costumes to evade the law, Hong Wrong presents a selection of Umbrella Movement-related costume ideas.

Lau Kong-Wah Rubbish Bin

Under-secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Lau Kong-Wah is being repeatedly lampooned by netizens after this image went viral.
Requires: Orange bin, glasses. Difficulty Level: 7/10.

NEWS – SlutWalk HK 2014 Rallies Against Sexual Harassment & Assault (Photos) 1

On Sunday, dozens of SlutWalk activists protested in Causeway Bay, Wanchai and Lan Kwai Fong against sexual harassment and assault in Hong Kong.

Organiser Angie Ng told HongWrong that SlutWalk “prompts reflection and conversations on rape myths” and, this year, used an umbrella symbol “to show support for the women protesters and journalists who were sexually harassed and assaulted” at the Umbrella Movement protests.

PHOTOGRAPHY – E.P. Miller’s Beautiful Umbrella Movement Photography

Hong Kong business, lifestyle and portrait photographer E.P. Miller specialises in capturing the unique personal qualities of people at work and casual settings. His latest set was shot at the Umbrella Movement protest sites.

He says: “Pro-democracy demonstrators have created a culture that is creative, peaceful and resourceful. These things are ingrained in the human experience but the combination and delivery of these things is distinctive to the culture of Hong Kong. The significance of it all is present in the eyes and expressions of the people I meet. Capturing that is a natural extension to the type of photography I’m most passionate about doing.”

NEWS – Climbers Unfurl Huge Pro-Democracy Banner on Lion Rock (Part 1/2) 6

Viewable for miles around, a huge yellow banner reading “I want genuine universal suffrage” has been hung upon Lion Rock. A group of climbers known as ‘The Hong Kong Spidie’ unfurled the 6mx28m banner earlier today. See part 2, here.

lion rock banner

via waihonso on Flickr

The groups says that, through its action, it “aims to redefine the beauty of the ‘Spirit of Hong Kong people’ – not merely shown in the city’s economic growth but in the recent Umbrella Movement to demand for democracy and universal suffrage.”

HELPERS – Domestic Workers Share Their Thoughts on Occupy Central

A cross-post from our sister site, HK Helpers Campaign.

HK Helpers Campaign volunteers Meredith McBride & Vivian Yan spoke to some of the city’s domestic worker community about the Umbrella Movement occupation protests.

Catherine, from the Philippines, has been living in Hong Kong for 3 years.

“The protesters want this fight and are against China. Maybe they can help us to make… law[s] in favour of the domestic workers? Maybe for me, I am in favour of the protesters because they really fight for their rights, for their democracy.  They make a lot of sacrifices so I hope they win.”