Sketches under Umbrella

Watercolor on paper

A series of sit-in street protests, often called the Umbrella Revolution 雨傘革命 - or Umbrella Movement

雨傘運動 - occurred in Hong Kong from 26 September to 15 December 2014.

 

The protests began after the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) issued a decision regarding proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. The decision was widely criticised as highly restrictive and tantamount to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s pre-screening of the candidates for the leader of Hong Kong and sparked widespread protests across the region. 

 

The umbrella became a symbol for this movement, with the protesters using them as a means of defence against the pepper spray and teargas used by the police.

 

The number of concurrent protesters peaked at far greater than 100,000.

 

Que painted many of the scences during the protest. Hong Kong's identity and autonomy continues to be attacked - with incidents such as the Causeway Bay Bookstore disappearances - and so Que hopes to commemorate those days, lest they be forgotten.

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