Global Support Intensifies

October 5, 2014 11:38 AM

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As tens of thousands of protesters convened in Hong Kong’s Central district on Saturday night, hoisting up umbrellas and lifting illuminated cellphones into a nebula of white light, messages of support from around the world were electronically beamed bright and high on a wall above them.

“Even though we are 13 hours away, I am following you every second,” read one message, from a supporter in Panama. That note flickered above yet another wall plastered in thousands of multilingual post-it notes from well-wishers.

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