The children of the revolution

As Hong Kong approaches a fever pitch of indifference about universal suffrage I thought it might be useful to remind us all how the last revolution went here. It was along time ago. Way back in 2011. This was my Bluffers Guide to a successful revolution. Power to the people!

All downhill from here

Due to the underwhelming reaction to yesterday’s blog, here are a few more images from the uprising in Hong Kong including some handy tips for making your revolution a success.

They were lulled to sleep by the dulcet tones of Marc Bolan.

Never start a revolution on an empty stomach.

Always have a guitar handy for those catchy protest songs.

When spreading the word about where to start, have a distinctive meeting spot – perhaps a colourful vase of flowers. Use a flag too in case greenfly destroy the roses.

Make sure you have a be-sloganed T shirt attacking the establishment. It really annoys them.

A large police presence adds street cred to your revolution. Three is normally considered the minimum.

If it all starts to go wrong do have a mop handy to clear up afterwards. Are you really sure those eggs were fresh the chef used?

I hope…

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4 thoughts on “The children of the revolution

  1. There are so many protests here, too, for an incredible variety of causes. What makes this post interesting to me, Andrew–in addition to your pictures–is your dry commentary.

  2. I know from watching a BBC World news interview that the Communist party wants a stronger grip on Hong Kong, but unfortunately I don’t understand what these guys were and apparently still are protesting about. Yes some aspects of “Banking” are in a grey area of ethics and morals but in abolishing banks would result in huge economic problems.

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