Roving video journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Asia-Pacific. Often covering Latin America as well. Eng-Spa-Jpn-Por-Fra spoken.
Hong Kongers didn’t just occupy, they have built a communal space that offers amenities away from home. Concerned about health, they have first aid tents with medical students on call. They have built a study center serviced by teachers where students can continue doing their homework away from school. They have built altars and churches where people can worship. Makeshift libraries, washrooms, abundant beauty products in nearby bathrooms, mobile charging stations, are just some of the other services occupiers are offering for their fellow protesters.
Protesters in Asia’s key financial hub take to the streets by the thousands after Hong Kong’s government canceled talks with student protest leaders at the last minute. The government said the talks were off because of protesters' "illegal" occupation of parts of the city and calls for people to rally. Anonymous, the online hacker group, has threatened a major blackout of Chinese and Hong Kong government websites.