Hong Kong's revolutionary spirit

Activists in Chinese-administered region use social media to support mainland's so-called Jasmine movement.


    As Chinese authorities launch a severe crackdown on any potential pro-democracy protests on the mainland - with state security police dramatically outnumbering protesters - small weekly demonstrations in Hong Kong aim to gradually build momentum.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from the territory - one of China's two special administrative region - on efforts by local activists to exploit online social media - to which they have full access, unlike their compatriots on the mainland - to create a "slow-burning" revolutionary spirit.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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