Protests continued in Hong Kong on National Day, stopping the usual fireworks display. The calls for Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung to step down continued, with protesters threatening to occupy government buildings if their voices were not heeded. Frustration flared in Mongkok as 10 angry men tried to dismantle barriers and were stopped by protesters there.
Timeline Oct 1
4 pm: A confrontation arises when 10 angry men try to take down a protest barrier. Police are called in and they calm things down. Elsewhere rain doesn't dampen enthusiasm and public sharing is held in the open.
5 pm: Police are seen moving supplies into their headquarters to the fury of surrounding protesters.
4 pm: Hong Kong Observatory warns of thunder storms. Protesters are thinking of storms of another kind and handing out goggles and masks.
2 pm: All seems mellow and quiet, with protesters distributing food, treats and drinks, getting in touch with their creative side, or just taking a rest.
Noon: Beijing says it has complete faith in CY. Tens of thousands of students across the US gather to Wear Yellow for Hong Kong Supporters of Hong Kong's democracy protesters turned on their cellphones while gathered at a downtown park in Los Angeles on October 1, 2014, in a show of support for the thousands of people in Hong Kong who have taken to the streets to protest the Chinese government decision not to allow open nominations for a new leader. Others support in the Philippines (AP), France, Australia, Sweden, Singapore, India, Taiwan,
11 am: South China Morning Post announces that the hacker group known as Anonymous has declared war against the Hong Kong government and Police.
Timeline Sept 30
8 pm: News leaks of a purported Facebook post by CY Leung's daughter, remarking that the people of Hong Kong pay for her beautiful necklaces, shoes and dresses. The post is later removed. Some 500 activists in Macau gather to support Hong Kong. Protesters took a minute of silence to remember those killed in the Lamma Ferry disaster in 2012