Brightly Colored Umbrellas Become A Beautiful Sign Of Protest

September 29, 2014 10:08 PM

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As protests against China's new rules for Hong Kong's election continued this week, activists have been using umbrellas in an effort to shield themselves from police pepper spray and tear gas.

The umbrellas also have become a potent symbol for those demanding democratic elections. Foreign media started calling the protests the "umbrella revolution." Participants quickly amended the tag to "umbrella movement."

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