Student pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong: in Pictures (28.09.2014)

28 September 2014, Admiralty. Students and citizens continue protests, donning gear such as raincoats, goggles and face-masks, just like yesterday. But today, in addition to pepper-spray, police use tear-gas. The protest calls for democratic elections and true universal suffrage to take place in 2017.

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Night becomes day

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Night becomes day

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Protesters stay the night and wake up to a dawning day.

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Protesters stay the night and wake up to a dawning day.

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Tired students wake up to a dawning day. They have been here since Friday.

28.09.2014, first morning rays, Tamar, Admiralty. Tired students wake up to a dawning day. They have been here since Friday.

28.09.2014, afternoon, Admiralty outside Lippo Centre. Crowd walks into road and blocks traffic.

28.09.2014, afternoon, Admiralty outside Lippo Centre. Crowd walks into road and blocks traffic.

28.09.2014, afternoon, Admiralty. Protesters line up with open umbrellas anticipating pepper spray from police

28.09.2014, afternoon, Admiralty. Protesters line up with open umbrellas anticipating pepper spray from police

28.09.2014, afternoon. Central. Man in goggles.

28.09.2014, afternoon. Central. Man in goggles.

28.09.2014, circa 7pm.  Admiralty MTR station is congested, certain exits blocked

28.09.2014, circa 7pm. Admiralty MTR station is congested, certain exits blocked

28.09.2014, evening. Admiralty. Students form supply lines to pass water, goggles, water with baking soda, for those suffering from tear-gas

28.09.2014, evening. Admiralty. Students form supply lines to pass water, goggles, water with baking soda, for those suffering from tear-gas

28.09.2014, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. Breeze, drifts from Central towards Admiralty, is felt by the crowd and they run for shelter.

28.09.2014, Admiralty. Tear-gas is deployed by police near City Hall in Central. The tear-gas drifts from Central towards Admiralty and reaches the crowd. People’s eyes are watery, the tear-gas stings their exposed skin. They run for shelter away from the gas source.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. Crowd walks away from tear-gas breeze. A young man with protective gear squints at the pain.  The tear-gas stings exposed skin, especially the face and eyes. Breathing is slightly uncomfortable.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. Crowd walks away from tear-gas breeze. A young man with protective gear squints at the pain.
The tear-gas stings exposed skin, especially the face and eyes. Breathing is slightly uncomfortable.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. A young man holds a first-aid sign for those who need medical help

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. A young man holds a first-aid sign for those who need medical help

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. Breeze drifts from Central towards Admiralty. A man walks away from gas.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty. Tear-gas deployed by police. Breeze drifts from Central towards Admiralty. A man walks away quickly from direction of gas.

28.09.2014, evening. Admiralty. Citizens occupy roads. No traffic in sight.

28.09.2014, evening. Admiralty. Citizens occupy roads. No traffic in sight.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty towards Central. A while after police deploys tear-gas, crowds wait to see what will happen next.

28.09.2014, evening, Admiralty towards Central. A while after police deploys tear-gas, crowds wait to see what will happen next.

28.09.2014 Central near Cheong Kong Centre traffic paralysed. Police vans parked

28.09.2014 night. Central near Cheong Kong Centre traffic paralysed. Police vans parked

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. A woman recovers after smelling tear-gas

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. A woman recovers after smelling tear-gas

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. People take shelter just outside a fast-food chain after smelling tear-gas.

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. People take shelter just outside a fast-food chain after smelling tear-gas.

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. Protesters take to the streets, roads around Queensway paralysed

28.09.2014 circa 7pm, Admiralty. Protesters take to the streets, roads around Queensway paralysed

28.09.2014 - circa 8pm. A man in a wheelchair take photos of the crowd on the Cotton Tree Drive bridge

28.09.2014 – circa 8pm. A man in a wheelchair take photos of the crowd on the Cotton Tree Drive bridge

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Cotton Tree Drive bridge full of people on both sides, overlooking the crowds on Queensway just outside Lippo Centre.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Cotton Tree Drive bridge full of people on both sides, overlooking the crowds on Queensway just outside Lippo Centre.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. A couple look down on the crowds outside Lippo Centre. A man shouts messages denouncing the government and police's use of tear-gas into a loudspeaker below.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. A couple look down on the crowds outside Lippo Centre. A man shouts messages denouncing the government and police’s use of tear-gas into a loudspeaker below.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. New press' videocameras capture the action from Cotton Tree Drive bridge

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. New press’ videocameras capture the action from Cotton Tree Drive bridge

28.09.2014 - circa 8pm. A couple walk towards Cotton Tree Drive.

28.09.2014 – circa 8pm. A couple walk towards Cotton Tree Drive.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. People on the streets road around and make calls

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. People on the streets road around and make calls

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Cars and taxis on Cotton Tree Drive bridge try to go forth, but are stopped by barricades and a handful of protesters

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Cars and taxis on Cotton Tree Drive bridge try to go forth, but are stopped by barricades and a handful of protesters

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Trams halt in a line on Queenways. Streets are eerily void of traffic. Loudspeaker with slogans from just outside Lippo Centre could be heard, denouncing the government and police's excessive use of force.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Trams halt in a line on Queenways. Streets are eerily void of traffic. Loudspeaker with slogans from just outside Lippo Centre could be heard, denouncing the government and police’s excessive use of force.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Harcourt Road and surrounding areas empty of cars. Protesters spread out, some walk and some sit.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Harcourt Road and surrounding areas empty of cars. Protesters spread out, some walk and some sit.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. People sit on the foyer and assess what is happening

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. People sit on the foyer and assess what is happening

28.09.2014 - circa 8pm. Connaught Road Central and around. All traffic paralysed.

28.09.2014 – circa 8pm. Connaught Road Central and around. All traffic paralysed.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Road to Cotton Tree Drive void of vehicles. People holding bags of shopping walk home towards mid-levels.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Road to Cotton Tree Drive void of vehicles. People holding bags of shopping walk home towards mid-levels.

28.09.2014 - circa 8pm. Connaught Road Central and around. All traffic paralysed.

28.09.2014 – circa 8pm. Connaught Road Central and around. All traffic paralysed.

28.09.2014 circa 8pm, Admiralty. A tear-gas wave has passed. Protesters take up Connaught Road Central overhead towards Central direction. An ambulance makes its way through the crowd

28.09.2014 circa 8pm, Admiralty. A tear-gas wave has passed. Protesters take up Connaught Road Central overhead towards Central direction. An ambulance makes its way through the crowd

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. A woman donned in goggles and a facemask checks her phone. Tear-gas has completely dispersed, though most people still have their masks on. Some still wear cling-wrap on their arms, eyes, and legs.

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. A woman donned in goggles and a facemask checks her phone. Tear-gas has completely dispersed, though most people still have their masks on. Some still wear cling-wrap on their arms, eyes, and legs.

28.09.2014 - circa 9pm. Admiralty. A student arranges supplies and first aid essentials, containing toilet paper, baking powder and water, to help those hurt by tear-gas

28.09.2014 – circa 9pm. Admiralty. A student arranges supplies and first aid essentials, containing toilet paper, baking powder and water, to help those hurt by tear-gas

Latest updates:
  • Joshua Wong Chi-Fung, 17-year-old student leader of the protests and founder of the Hong Kong student activist group “Scholarism”, arrested Friday night and released Sunday evening (28.09.2014). He alleges being assaulted while in custody.
More information about the pro-democratic protests that started with a student strike a week ago

BBC – Hong Kong Occupy Central protestors issue demands SCMP – pro-democracy protests draw support from around the world New York Times – pro-democracy groups join forces with student protesters Live feed of Hong Kong protest from Apple Daily

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