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Batman and Superman in Hong Kong

A deep change is taking place in the national psyche—protest, once frowned upon, is near-universal

By Phillip Kim  

A meke-shift statue is seen holding an umbrella in downtown Hong Kong on Oct. 6, 2014. The protesters used the umbrellas to protect and shield from tear gas fired by riot polices and the Occupy Central movement is known as " Umbrella Revolution''. The protesters demanded Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying leave the post. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images ) ©Mitsuru Tamura/AP/Press Association Images

A meke-shift statue is seen holding an umbrella in downtown Hong Kong on Oct. 6, 2014. The protesters used the umbrellas to protect and shield from tear gas fired by riot polices and the Occupy Central movement is known as " Umbrella Revolution''. The protesters demanded Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying leave the post. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images ) ©Mitsuru Tamura/AP/Press Association Images A make-shift statue of a man holding an umbrella in downtown Hong Kong. Protestors in the country begun demonstrating against changes to the electoral system in…

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