Hong Kong Democracy Movement Survives into Week Two

October 6, 2014 7:21 AM

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Hong Kong protesters ignored the government’s ultimatum to quit their occupation of the Central business district for the start of the workweek Monday morning, but they created pathways allowing workers to reach their offices. After the night passed and riot police did not try to forcibly remove the demonstrators before dawn as some feared, the number of demonstrators again ebbed as the day began.

As the sun rose over Hong Kong Monday morning, an incredulous cheer spread among the hundreds of students who had slept the night on the financial district’s streets.

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