Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators open umbrellas and observe a moment of silence to mark their movement's one month anniversary. Jillian Kitchener reports.
It's been a month since pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong, and these umbrellas have become a symbol of the movement. With umbrellas held high, 87 seconds of silence... commemorating the 87 cans of tear gas thrown by police attempting to disperse protesters on September 28th. Tens of thousands were met by police resistance, as they swarmed through the streets demanding full democracy... including a free-voting system for the 2017 elections. Something the mainly student demonstrators are still fighting for: (SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL SECRETARY OF HONG KONG FEDERATION OF STUDENTS, ALEX CHOW, SAYING: "I think everybody's pessimistic towards the political reform for Hong Kong in the future. So that's why we come out to revolt, to struggle..." They continue to shine a light on the issues -- a peaceful night, unlike many others. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEACHER, LEUNG NAI-KONG, SAYING: "This month was more dramatic than any drama or any movie. I think no one would expect the government will treat us this way..." Outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, the protesters stand united. Projecting their struggle for all to see.