Hong Kong's umbrella revolution 'is not dead'

A few months ago, the world was transfixed by a massive wave of protests on the streets of Hong Kong. The so-called "umbrella revolution" was prompted by concerns over the future of democracy in the city. But after 11 weeks of a tense standoff, the security forces dismantled the barricades.


Alex Chow, Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, tells FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman why he believes the Occupy Central movement is "not dead".

Chow says the Chinese authorities are worried that the movement will spread to mainland China. “The authorities in Beijing are definitely scared of the umbrella movement. That’s why they are forbidding people engaged in the movement from getting into mainland China, just like me", he explains.

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