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How to Occupy properly

How to Occupy properly

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Unlike Occupy Singapore, you can trust the people of Hong Kong to sustain a protest proper.

By Belmont Lay

I’m here in Hong Kong, Singapore’s closest financial centre rival.

And boy, could things be more different on the ground.

If you remember, two weeks ago, an anonymous organiser in Singapore tried his/her hand at setting off a leaderless movement in Raffles Place, in the name of the Occupy protests that were sprouting worldwide. Read the full story

Occupy Raffles Place

Occupy Raffles Place

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Following in the footsteps of Occupy Wall Street, protesters seek accountability and transparency.

By Terence Lee

I'm not sure whether to treat this seriously. Photo: rmlowe

I never would have seen this coming, but it looks like a bunch of people are seeking to replicate the movement in Singapore.

They’ve created anĀ #OccupyRafflesPlace Facebook Page, and as I write this (11 October 9.11am), 44 people have indicated that they are turning up this Saturday at 2pm. The protest will be held at the “central square”, wherever that is.

Occupy Wall Street is a decentralized protest movement that started in the United States. It’s target: Greed on Wall Street. The movement has caught fire, spreading throughout the United States, showing no signs of showing down. Read the full story

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