Day 55 of the Umbrella Revolution/Movement in Hong Kong. (Friday 21 November 2014)
The Chinese government have deployed over a hundred police officers to the Lo Wu border crossing as a number of pro-democracy activists attempt to 'test' the immigration clearance blacklist from Hong Kong.
Chris Patten, former British governor of Hong Kong has given evidence via video conferencing to a US Congressional Senate Committee regarding to democracy in Hong Kong. He also spoke in support of the students and suggested the current situation be discussed at the United Nations as well as that people should stand up to China.
Police have made more arrests over the break-in of the Legislative Council. A number of suspects have been charged with Criminal Damage and have faced court today.
Daniel Ma, student organiser of a protest to occupy the British Consulate has led a rally to the building criticising the British government for its inaction over the alleged violation of the British-Sino Joint Declaration.
Growing signs of the divion between the pro-democracy factions in the protests have escalated with calls by some activists to dismantle the main stage in Admiralty. Some protesters are disgruntled with the current supposed leadership of the protests.
The Hong Kong Federation of Students which primarily runs the main stage will allow anti-main stage protesters to speak to the crowd on the condition that everyone queues up. Some protesters are just calling for stewards to be dissembled. Most protesters do not applaud the racial anti-main stage protesters.
Alex Chow, student leader with the HKFS says that the issue of stewards should be discussed in small groups off the main stage and that the stage is for the people.
Protesters continue to Occupy Admiralty as division in the pro-democracy protest camp begins to surface around the main stage. Picture Source: @elliepng/Twitter