Hong Kong Democracy Protests
by Sammie P, Kieran R, and Ainsley B
What's the Problem?
The Umbrella Revolution
Summary of Events
In summary, the Hong Kong democracy protests, otherwise known as the Umbrella Revolution, all started on problems with money. The Umbrella Revolution was a series of protests made by citizens and students of Hong Kong who are protesting against the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress' (NPCSC) decision on the proposed electoral reform for the planned 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive election. What that plan means is that the NPCSC would use a nomination committee which pre-approves three electoral candidates before the general population would get to vote. After one would get elected, they still have to get appointed by the central government. This was originated in the 3rd largest financial center of the world, Hong Kong. It has helped create more protests today. Inequality has developed in the fact that young people are underplayed and their wages haven't been raised since 2001. The political response of these events are that students are holding pro-democracy protests. They are wanting free elections, better house pricing because of their minimal wage.. The government finally responded by lowering income for people born after 1980.