Protesters flooding the streets of Hong Kong are using a new app called “FireChat” to communicate with other demonstrators. Able to continue operating whether cellular or internet connections are available, the “mesh” technology behind the software allows users to circumvent government efforts to impede civil disobedience. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.
Bailiffs cleared out anti-capitalist activists and their belongings from a site underneath HSBC bank’s Asian headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesday – ending one of the global Occupy movement’s longest-running encampments. Skirmishes broke out after bailiffs and bank guards arrived in the morning to clear out the activists, who had ignored a court order requiring them to leave by 27 August. Some were carried or dragged away and taken outside a perimeter, where they were let go. The last protester was thrown off the site in the heart of the city’s financial district by late afternoon. . . . Text posted with video at youtube