“Piles of Canadians” have joined in Hong Kong's so-called ‘umbrella revolution,’ according to one Canadian in the heart of the protesting region.
Andrew Work, the President of the Canadian Club — a social organization for Canadians in Hong Kong — says that he was amazed by the number of Canadians he saw as he walked through the protests on Wednesday wearing his McGill University T-shirt.
"Going down there and talking to people, these are people that never thought they would be political but they feel like now is the moment," Work told Yahoo Canada News in a telephone interview from Hong Kong. Work is also the Editor in Chief of the Harbour Times.
"Sunday night…a lot of people said they weren’t planning on going. But they saw people getting tear-gassed and just dropped what they were doing and headed down to Central."
The pro-democracy student-led protests, attracting thousands of people, are in reaction to Beijing’s plans to vet candidates for the next Hong Kong leadership electionRead More »from Canadians take to the streets to join in Hong Kong's 'umbrella revolution'