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Occupy Central

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Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. Photos by Justin Chin

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Police use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Police use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Riot policemen rush to a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Police use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse pro-democracy protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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A protester puts his hands up in front of riot policemen near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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A demonstrator is being confronted by riot policemen during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Demonstrators disperse as tear gas is fired by police during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Pro-democracy protesters wear rudimentary protection to protect themselves from tear gas during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Demonstrators put up their hands in front of riot policemen during a protest near central government offices during a protest near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Riot policemen stand on guard during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Demonstrators disperse as tear gas is fired by police during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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A protester pours water over a tear gas canister during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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A demonstrator offers a flower to riot policemen during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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Demonstrators disperse as tear gas is fired by police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. 

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Police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. 

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A pro-democracy protester tries to protect himself as he walks through tear gas fired by police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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Police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest near central government offices in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Demonstrators attempts to recover themselves after riot policemen fired tear gas during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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Demonstrators put their hands up during a protest near central government offices during a protest near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

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Demonstrators sleep on the street near outside government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. 

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Demonstrators rest in front of the HSBC building, right, near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

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A journalist takes a rest as protesters block the main street near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

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A demonstrator rests after being dispersed by tear gas fired by the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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 Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. 

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Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. 

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Demonstrators gather near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. 

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Demonstrators rest near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Barricades are set up near the central government offices in the business district of Central in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

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An office worker walks through closed off streets near the central government offices in the business district of Central in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

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A demonstrator walks on fortifies barricades near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

A demonstrator rests near central government offices during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, China on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. 

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor is escorted by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor is escorted by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor attempts to stop a police vehicle which carries another protester who is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor attempts to stop a police vehicle which carries another protester who is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestors shouts slogans through a loudspeaker during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestors shouts slogans through a loudspeaker during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor stands on the street as he stops traffic on a main road during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor stands on the street as he stops traffic on a main road during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A man starts making fish balls in the middle of the street as he joins other demonstrators sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A man starts making fish balls in the middle of the street as he joins other demonstrators sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor, wearing an ‘anonymous mask’, is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A protestor, wearing an ‘anonymous mask’, is arrested by police during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as unseen protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as unseen protestors block a main road as they attempt to reach the front gate of government house, during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as demonstrators (not pictured) sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Policemen hold a cordon line as demonstrators (not pictured) sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Demonstrators sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — Demonstrators sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A woman shouts on the loudspeaker as demonstrators (not pictured) sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A woman shouts on the loudspeaker as demonstrators (not pictured) sit on a main road running thru the central business district during a sit in protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A man takes photos from the tram as protestors (not pictured) march during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin

HONG KONG (01/01/13) — A man takes photos from the tram as protestors (not pictured) march during a protest against the city’s leader Leung Chung-ying in Hong Kong on January 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on January 1, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule. Photo by Justin Chin