The protest movement showed no signs of easing despite showers and thunderstorms. Many protesters were prepared as umbrellas were the commonplace through the protest now dubbed the Umbrella Revolution. Foreign diplomats also were reportedly warned by the Chinese government not to engage with the Occupy Central protests. The mainland Chinese press is increasing its censorship of the events in Hong Kong with only reporting pro-Beijing issues and ignoring the use of violence by the police. When the rain eased the protesters began chanting for universal suffrage and declaring that the weather will not halt the movement.
As night progressed, reports that Sheung Shui MTR station was occupied circulated as well as travel advice from the US, America, Britain and Italy to its citizens to avoid the demonstrations. Large tents as well as stages have been erected within some of the occupied areas with some street music as well as opportunities for speakers to debate the political situation at hand. Protesters started to spread out to new sites both in Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui as well as along the Hong Kong Island frontage with many zones reaching capacity. In a rare police appearance, officers moved protestors on whom had occupied private car parks as well as the top of the Star Ferry pier. Police and Fire services continued to urge protesters to clear the streets to allow emergency vehicles access and prevent delays.
Around mid-night with protests continuing alongside chants calling for the resignation of Leung Chun-ying, some protesters reiterated that the demonstration was a protest not a party. A number of vehicles supplying the protesters were applauded as they arrived into the protest zone. By early morning, there was debate among the protesters to whether to attend the flag raising ceremony to mark China's National Day on October 1. Overnight the British, German and Taiwan governments called on the Chinese government to reaffirm democracy in Hong Kong. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon also released a statement urging the protest to remain peaceful. The Scholarism movement announced that is planned to attend the flag raising ceremony in Wan Chai but would withdraw if obstructed by police.
By mid-morning, a number of City University students created a 'tree of democracy' at Tim Mei avenue roundabout using umbrellas and barricades whilst Hong Kong and Chinese leaders celebrated the Chinese National Day. Around the world Hong Kong student groups have continued to hold events in support of the students and called for reform in the Hong Kong political process. Just before noon, Leung Chun-ying commented that everyone must play a part to make the 'Chinese dream' come true and that the unlawful occupation had grown out of control and urged Hong Kongers to stop the campaign immediately. Reports also began to emerge of smartphone viruses being circulated among protesters in a possible attempt by the Chinese government to disrupt communications of pro-democracy supporters. Occupy Movement co-leader, Chan Kin-man pleaded with affected citizens to be patient and urged protesters to maintain strength within the main zones of Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mongkok as well as reiterating that humanitarian corridors are available for emergency services if needed.
A brief scuffle occurred when members of the Falun Gong attempted to march through the Occupy protesters carrying banners in Causeway Bay. However this was quickly resolved under the watch of television and the media. By the evening with the public holiday period ongoing, the streets around central Mongkok filled up with protesters again. The student movements also announced that Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying would have until Thursday to resign otherwise key government buildings would be occupied. The student protesters are also demanding to meet with senior Hong Kong government officials. As night approached the sea of lights from the protesters mobile phones could be visible from footbridges around Hong Kong. Some protesters in Mongkok became concerned that students were attempting to steal the show when members of Scholarism spoke for over the set 2 minutes on the street stages reaffirming their support for the movement. The protest held a minute of silence at 8:39pm in commemoration of the Lama ferry disaster in 2012 which claimed the lives of 39 people on this day. Prominent Hong Kong actor Andy Lau, wrote on his website calling on the Hong Kongers and students to remain safe. His calls were echoed by vetran actor Chow Yun-fat whom criticised the police's use of tear gas and said that Leung Chun-ying and the government couldn't escape this issue. Solidarity events were also held in Macau and Brisbane, Australia in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong tonight.
Update as at 1 October 2014 at 9pm
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