Tens of thousands up all night: Massive protests light up Hong Kong skyline (PHOTOS)
Hong Kong is witnessing one of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as #OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.
Although the movement's hashtag mentions only one of Hong Kong's districts, by Tuesday protesters had gathered in at least four of the city's busiest areas – including Admiralty, the Central business district, the popular shopping district of Causeway Bay, and Mong Kok in Kowloon.
Unlike the relatively calm nightly gatherings on Hong Kong Island, protests were more distraught at times across the water in Mong Kok. Thousands blocked one of Kowloon's busiest intersections – the corner of Nathan Road and Argyle Street – for several nights.
— Katy Lee 李玥缇 (@kjalee) September 30, 2014
Some 80,000 people have gathered for the protests, according to organizers, though no independent estimates are available. The demonstration may be the largest to take place in the former British colony since China resumed rule in 1997.
— Ivan Broadhead (@ivanbroadhead) September 30, 2014