Hong Kong Backpack Brigade Makes Plans Amid Takeout Boxes

October 5, 2014 7:13 PM

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To catch a glimpse of the rag-tag group of students going eyeball to eyeball with the Chinese government, peek inside a room on the ninth floor of the Legislative Council building in downtown Hong Kong.

There, the exhausted, bleary-eyed student leaders who have brought three city business districts to a halt in their demand for direct democracy, huddle around a rectangular table in a windowless conference room. The floor is littered with backpacks and take-out boxes. Two computers stream local news...

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