The Top 10 best things about the Occupy Central movement

The Top 10 best things about the Occupy Central movement

We asked our readers what they thought the best thing about the Occupy Central movement was. Here are the best answers ...


Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

1. Trend-setters

 It has got to be those fashionable yellow ribbons - way to make yellow the new black!

Cynthia Huang, 15, Chinese International School

2. Team spirit

 We all saw the unity of Hongkongers, as they all helped each other unconditionally. Strangers helped recharge protesters' phones and laptops, and gave them mattresses and drinks. This team spirit really impressed me.

Chan Ka-yan, 16, Hong Kong True Light College

3. Improved image

Teenagers are often portrayed as badly behaved, chaotic and undisciplined, but Occupy Central completely changed this negative image. When I saw teenagers recycling garbage, handing out supplies and being so peaceful, I finally realised the high quality of students we have in Hong Kong.

Yasmin Subba, 18, HKUST

4. A sight for sore eyes

Just like the Miss Hong Kong slogan, "Possessed with both beauty and wisdom", there are so many good-looking university students at the protest sites. I love watching news about Occupy Central, because it means attractive students! 

Wong Chak-sum, 15, Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K. T. Chong Sixth Form College

5. Extra siesta

I actually like the longer travel time. Now I can take longer naps on the school bus!

Evelyn Choi, 15, Chinese International School

6. A sigh of relief

Thanks to the roadblocks, the streets in Central and Admiralty are finally pollution-free. I can breathe pure air!

Tang Chi-ho, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

7. Getting some attention

Hong Kong is in the world's spotlight, especially with Time's cover of the man valiantly holding an umbrella in spite of the tear gas around him. 

Candice Kwok Kei-Pik, 16, Leung Shek Chee College

8. Tie a yellow ribbon ...

I adore the lovely little yellow ribbons looped between railings around Hong Kong. They are symbols of liberty that flutter in the wind. They remind us that the cry for universal suffrage can be heard in every corner of the city. 

May Huang, 17, Chinese International School

9. Family reunion

It's wonderful that my mum got an extra day off! She's a civil servant who works in the Central Government Offices in Tamar. She is usually quite busy during weekdays, so rarely gets to prepare dinner for our family. But thanks to the protests, we got to eat my mum's food again!

Chan Pak-hei, 15, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

10 The city's newest walkway

Admiralty is a lovely place to take a walk now. The air is so much cleaner without all those cars, and there's a beautiful stretch of open sky above you. Also, there's an amazing sense of unity as you see people creating artworks or drawing on the ground, all for the same cause.

Annette Kim, 15, Chinese International School

Next week:

For our next Top 10, tell us what you like best about Halloween. Send your response, together with your name, age and school, to with "Top 10: Halloween" in the subject field. The best answers will be published in the next Top 10 page.


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