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Protesters dry a newly painted flag. It says "We are determined to save Queen's Pier." Although the protest is ostensibly about access to public space, it is also about popular access to political decision making.<br />
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In late May 2007, academics, students and members of the general public occupied Queen's Pier in central Hong Kong. They were protesting against the government's decision to demolish the pier to make way for a new development. The protesters were determined, but the odds were stacked firmly against them.

Protesters dry a newly painted flag. It says "We are determined to save Queen's Pier." Although the protest is ostensibly about access to public space, it is also about popular access to political decision making.

In late May 2007, academics, students and members of the general public occupied Queen's Pier in central Hong Kong. They were protesting against the government's decision to demolish the pier to make way for a new development. The protesters were determined,...
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