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Hong Kong riot cops forced to withdraw after democracy protesters copy ‘Don’t shoot’ gesture used by US demonstrators after police shot unarmed black teenager.
Tens of thousands of people, mainly students, have brought central Hong Kong to a standstill, blocking roads and forcing the closure of banks and schools, in a major pushback against Beijing’s decision to limit democratic reforms (bottom). They have responded to the government’s use of tear gas (top right) by using the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture (top left), first employed by demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, last month as they marched over the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown. There, the gesture became a symbol of the fight against racism and police violence in America. Source.